Garbine Muguruza to face World No 5 Caroline Wozniacki at Wimbledon 2015 after third round scalp of Angelique Kerber
Garbine Muguruza beat Angelique Kerber in three sets at Wimbledon 2015
Muguruza took the scalp of Serena Williams at the French Open last year
The Spaniard will now go on to face Caroline Wozniacki in the last 16
World No 5 Wozniacki eased through her third round match in straight sets
Former semi-finalist Angelique Kerber was dismissed in three sets by dangerous Spanish player Garbine Muguruza in a Wimbledon third-round upset on Saturday.
Muguruza is no stranger to causing a grand slam shock, having claimed the biggest scalp of them all in beating Serena Williams at the French Open last year.
But she had no Wimbledon track record to speak of, making a 7-6 (14-12) 1-6 6-2 victory over German 10th seed Kerber particularly impressive.
The tie-break that settled the opening set on Court Two was finally won when Muguruza put away a drive volley and then, on the next point, pressured Kerber to plant a forehand wide.
The setback did not deter Kerber, who swiftly levelled the match, but the Bremen-born left-hander then let her playing standards slip in the decider, and dropped serve twice on her way out of the tournament.
Muguruza, whose only Wimbledon win in two previous visits came against Britain's Anne Keothavong in 2013, has Caroline Wozniacki in her sights after the Dane breezed through to the last 16.
Their clash on Monday was confirmed by Wozniacki's 6-2 6-2 victory against Italian Camila Giorgi on Court One.
Wozniacki, the former world number one, has never been beyond the fourth round at Wimbledon, and will be aiming to avoid a fifth defeat at that stage when she tackles Muguruza.
The last 5 matches of Caroline Wozniacki
04.07.2015 Caroline Wozniacki - Camila Giorgi 2:0 W
02.07.2015 Caroline Wozniacki - Denisa Allertova 2:0 W
30.06.2015 Caroline Wozniacki - Saisai Zheng 2:0 W
30.06.2014 Caroline Wozniacki - Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova 0:2 L
27.06.2014 Caroline Wozniacki - Ana Konjuh 2:0 W
The last 5 matches of Garbine Muguruza
04.07.2015 Garbine Muguruza - Angelique Kerber 2:1 W
02.07.2015 Garbine Muguruza - Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 2:1 W
30.06.2015 Garbine Muguruza - Varvara Lepchenko 2:0 W
23.06.2014 Coco Vandeweghe - Garbine Muguruza 2:1 L
26.06.2013 Garbine Muguruza - Ekaterina Makarova 1:2 L
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