Tearful Beatriz Haddad Maia retires from fourth-round clash with Elena Rybakina

Beatriz Haddad Maia broke down in tears after retiring during her fourth round match against defending champion Elen Rybakina.

The Brazilian had her best run at Wimbledon having never progressed past the second round, but her hopes of a first place in the quarter-finals were dashed when she sustained a hip injury early in the first set.

After coming down 3-1, she was on an extended medical break and tried to continue, but after being unable to move during Rybakina’s service game it was clear she couldn’t continue.

After breaking down in tears for the last game, she reluctantly went to the net and shook hands at the 4-1 score.

It meant Rybakina’s smooth progress continued as she was on the pitch for just 21 minutes and can now put her feet up to watch Ons Jabeur and Petra Kvitova battle for a chance to face her in the quarters.

Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing zackzwiezen@ustimespost.com.

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