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Wimbledon 2023 results: Instant reactions to Sunday’s winners and losers

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    Middle Sunday at Wimbledon featured some of the best matches in the men’s and women’s singles tournaments.

    Women’s No. 1 Iga Swiatek has fought back after a rare set loss in a Grand Slam match.

    Swiatek needed just over three hours to defeat No. 14 seed Belinda Bencic on center court. The long match forced Novak Djokovic’s clash with Hubert Hurkacz to start late, and that match was suspended until Monday due to Wimbledon’s curfew.

    Elina Svitolina won the other epic match for the women’s side, knocking out Victoria Azarenka in one of the longest third-set tie-breaks of the event to date.

    Andrey Rublev had the longest test of any seeded favorite on Sunday as he held off a challenge from Alexander Bublik in five sets.

    The seventh-seeded Russian was headed for a quarter-final berth but lost tiebreakers in the third and fourth sets before bouncing back in the fifth set.

    Rublev is one of three men through to the quarterfinals after Sunday’s action. Four of the eight quarter-finals on the women’s side are determined.

Sunday results

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    TOPSHOT - Andrey Rublev of Russia celebrates winning against Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan in their Men's Singles tennis match on day seven of the 2023 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Tennis Club, Wimbledon, south west London on July 9, 2023 (Photo by Daniel LEAL/AFP) / EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)

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    Singles men

    Fourth round

    No. 7 Andrei Rublev defeated. No. 23 Alexander Bublik, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-4

    No. 8 Jannik Sinner def. Diego Galan, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-3

    Roman Safiullin won. No. 26 Denis Shapovalov, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3

    Third round

    No. 21 Grigor Dimitrov def. No. 10 Frances Tiafoe, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2

    Ladies singles

    Fourth round

    No. 1 Iga Swiatek defeats. No. 14 Belinda Bencic, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-3

    GOOD. 4 Jessica Pegula defeats. Lesia Tsurenko, 6-1, 6-3

    Elina Svitolina defeats. GOOD. 19 Victoria Azarenka, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (9)

    Marketa Vondrousova defeated. No. 32 Marie Bouzkova, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

    Third round

    Mirra Andreeva defeats. No. 22 Anastasia Potapova, 6-2, 7-5

Iga Swiatek and Elina Svitolina win epic fourth-round matches

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    LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 09: Elina Svitolina of Ukraine celebrates against Victoria Azarenka in the fourth round of the women's singles on day seven of the 2023 Wimbledon Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 09, 2023 in London, England .  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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    Swiatek and Svitolina survived two epic battles in the women’s singles draw.

    Swiatek had two tiebreakers in his match with Bencic.

    It was the first time in his Grand Slam career that Swiatek played more than one tiebreaker in a single game, by Ben Rothenberg of NCR Tennis.

    Swiatek overcame his first-set loss and won seven of nine points in the second-set tiebreak. She had a much easier time in the third set, which she won by three games.

    The No. 1 seed reached her first Wimbledon quarter-final with the victory. She has picked up a victory after the third round in her previous three trips to the grass pitch in London.

    Svitolina has returned to the final eight of Wimbledon for the first time since 2019.

    The 28-year-old shared the first two sets with Azarenka and then was locked in a battle for the entire third set.

    Svitolina eventually finished off the No. 19 seed in Game 20 of the final set tiebreak to set up a quarterfinal clash with Swiatek.

    American Jessica Pegula and unranked Marketa Vondrousova were the other fourth-round winners for the women’s side. They will meet in the semi-finals.

Andrey Rublev survives five-set battle

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Andrey Rublev celebrates victory in the men's singles fourth round match against Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan on day seven of the 2023 Wimbledon Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 09, 2023 in London , England.  (Photo by Shi Tang/Getty Images)

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    Rublev worked longer and harder than he expected to reach the men’s quarter-finals.

    The seventh-seeded Russian won the first two sets against Bublik but then struggled against the No. 23 seed.

    Bublik won the third and fourth sets in a tiebreaker to push the opener on center court to a fifth set.

    Rublev won the only break in the fifth set to end the match which went two sets longer than he wanted.

    Rublev won 88% of his first-serve points in the final set to prevent Bublik from breaking his serve.

    Rublev awaits the winner of Djokovic-Hurkacz in the last eight. Djokovic won the first two sets before play was suspended.

    No. 8 seed Jannik Sinner and unseeded Roman Safiullin will square off in the men’s draw quarter-final match.

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