Wimbledon 2018: World no.1 Simona Halep loses to Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei at SW19 on Court One

SIMONA HALEP is OUT of Wimbledon – handing Serena Williams her best chance of an eighth title.

The no.1 seed at SW19 was shocked by slice-specialist Hsieh Su-Wei who won it 3-6 6-4 7-5.

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 World number one Simona Halep has seen her Wimbledon dreams ended by a shock defeat

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World number one Simona Halep has seen her Wimbledon dreams ended by a shock defeat
 Hsieh Su-Wei cannot believe she has dumped the number one seed out of Wimbledon

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Hsieh Su-Wei cannot believe she has dumped the number one seed out of Wimbledon

Only no.7 seed, Karolina Pliskova remains in the draw which has been blasted wide open after two days of huge shocks.

Romanian World no.1 Halep took the first set, but never looked totally comfortably against a tricky player.

And Su-Wei said: "I have been enjoying life, not just tennis – things like strawberries and cream, going shopping and even eating lobster."

SW19 semi-finalist and French Open champ Halep, 26, was one of just two top 10 seeds left before the game.

 Halep is the latest seed to crash out of Wimbledon as the Ladies event was blown wide open

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Halep is the latest seed to crash out of Wimbledon as the Ladies event was blown wide open

And despite some of Su-Wei's serves not even reaching 80mph – her top-spin slices from the baseline won her enough points to shock Haelp.

They both traded blows as each player broke each other's serve time and time again in this dramatic thriller.

Johanna Konta fell victim to Su-Wei's slicey style at the French Open's first round last year.

And Halep was the 32-year-old's next big-name scalp on Middle Saturday.

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 Halep's match crept into the start of England's World Cup game against Sweden - but Wimbledon chiefs refused to show it on the big screens

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Halep's match crept into the start of England's World Cup game against Sweden – but Wimbledon chiefs refused to show it on the big screens

Halep was broken in the penultimate game and Su-Wei hung on take make it to the second week of Wimbledon.

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SIMONA HALEP is OUT of Wimbledon – handing Serena Williams her best chance of an eighth title.