Brengle falls in third round at Wimbledon

LONDON — Madison Brengle had made it further than she ever did before at Wimbledon, but could not match her best career Grand Slam performance.

Brengle’s Wimbledon run ended on Friday with a 6-4, 6-3 loss to Caroline Garcia in the third round of the women’s singles draw.

The 27-year-old from Dover had never won at Wimbledon before this year. She finished a round short of her best Grand Slam finish, which was in 2015 when she reached the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Brengle only had 13 unforced errors in Friday’s match compared to Garcia’s 25. But Garcia controlled most of the other aspects of the contest, hitting 34 winners and serving five aces. Brengle recorded just 11 winners and did not have an ace.

Garcia, a 23-year-old from France, entered the tournament ranked No. 21 in the WTA world rankings. Garcia advanced to the fourth round where she will play Johanna Konta of Great Britain.

Brengle was ranked 95th in the world before Wimbledon, but will surely move up once the latest rankings are announced.

Her Wimbledon run was highlighted by an upset of two-time Wimbledon champion and world No. 11 Petra Kvitova on Wednesday. That win was only the fifth of Brengle’s career against a player ranked in the top-20. Three of those wins have come against Kvitova.

Brengle fell to 3-1 all-time against Garcia who she also lost to in February of this year at the Qatar Total Open. Her lone win against Garcia came on clay at a tournament in Stuttgart, Germany in 2015.

This was the fourth time since 2015 Brengle has reached at least the third round of a Grand Slam event. It was the first time she reached the third round since the 2016 Australian Open.

The next final Grand Slam tournament on the WTA schedule this year is the U.S. Open which begins Aug. 27 in Flushing, N.Y.

Brengle’s best showing at the U.S. Open was in 2015 when she reached the third round.

She is also listed on the roster of the Washington Kastles for the upcoming World Team Tennis season. That season begins on Sunday, July 16 and runs to Wednesday, Aug. 2.

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