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19-year-old Monica Puig storms into the fourth round of Wimbledon

The world #65 held her nerves to overcome Eva Birnerová in three sets. ..
Tennis Stories  29 Jun 2013 - 18:59 / by Vishal Gajaria / reads 9567.
Monica Puig

Monica Puig of Puerto Rico continued her dream run, as she advanced to the fourth round of the Wimbledon Chmapionships 2013, after defeating Czech Republic's Eva Birnerová 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 , in a grueling three-setter.

The first set was domintaed by the 28-year-old Czech, who won 79% of the first-serve points and converted 2/4 break points, to grab the opening set 6-4, in 51 minutes.

Puig, who reached the third round of the Roland Garros earlier this year, came back strong to bag the second set 6-3, in 42 minutes. 

After the match being thrown into the decider, both the opponents looked firm on their serve. However, Puig produced some sensational shots in the middle, which helped her steal a break, and eventually went on to take the third set 6-4 in 42 minutes, and ultimately booked herself a spot in the fourth round.

Monica Puig next faces American Sloane Stephens, seeded seventeenth for the tournament.

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