SW19 Day 6 Recap (Women’s Singles): Top Seed Simona Halep Stunned By Taiwanese Player

World number one Simona Halep is the latest casualty at the ongoing Wimbledon Open after the Romanian top seed was beaten in three sets in her third round clash.

French Open champion Halep lost 3-6 6-4 7-5 to world number 48 Heish Su-wei of Taiwan in 2 hours and 20 minutes to exit the tournament.

Her exit means that Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova is the only top 10 player left in the women’s singles draw.

2013 doubles champion Heish Su-wei will face Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia in her first appearance in the last 16 of the singles event at SW19.

Cibulkova booked her spot in the fourth round with a 6-2 6-2 win over Belgian 15th seed Elise Mertens in their third round clash on Saturday

Simona Halep was brutal about her performance against Su-wei while speaking after the match.

In her words via BBCSport, Halep said: “I was leading the match, I was up, and I couldn’t finish it. I’m not hard. I’m just realistic and honest with myself. I accept that it was an unprofessional attitude from me today.”

“I just was too negative to myself, talking too much. I think because I was tired, because I’m tired, I couldn’t stay focused for every ball.” She added.

On her victory, Su-wei said: “It is amazing.”

“She played amazing, I had to run and fight for every point. I tried to concentrate on my game and calm down a bit, that helped a lot.

“There was a lot of support from outside that pushed me and I kept fighting.” She concluded.