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Niemeier and Petkovic eliminated in doubles

Wimbledon surprise Jule Niemeier was eliminated in the doubles competition one day before her singles round of 16.

The 22-year-old lost alongside Andrea Petkovic, twelve years her senior, against Xu Yifan/Yang Zhaoxuan (No. 9) 3: 6, 6: 0, 5: 7. The German duo missed a match point.

Niemeier has already won three singles on her debut at the All England Club and is expected to meet Brit Heather Watson on Center Court on Sunday.

The number 121 in the tennis world rankings, who, like Niemeier, is in the round of 16 of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, won her doubles with Harriet Dart on Saturday, but then gave up the mixed with her compatriot Ken Skupski – officially because of a knee injury.

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