Agnieszka Radwanska survived a second–round upset bid from world No. 103 Ana Konjuh on Thursday at Wimbledon, avoiding becoming the second top–three seed to bow out of the tournament on Day 4.
Konjuh had an opportunity to serve for the match in the third set, but Radwanska prevailed 6-2, 4-6, 9-7 after the No. 3 seed broke a hobbled Konjuh to clinch the decider. Konjuh appeared to roll her ankle after stepping on the ball with the third set level at seven games apiece.
Konjuh had three match point opportunities in the third set.
Radwanska held on to win shortly after No. 2 seed Garbine Muguruza exited the tournament following a straight–sets defeat to unseeded qualifier Jana Cepelova.
In the third round, Radwanska will play world No. 114 Katerina Siniakova.
Radwanska made the semifinals of Wimbledon last year, which followed a finals appearance in 2012 and another semifinals appearance in 2013. Her loss to Konjuh would have marked her worst finish at Wimbledon since 2011, when she exited in the second round.
Had Konjuh, 18, won, it would have been just her second appearance in a Grand Slam third round. She reached the third round at Wimbledon in 2014.
- Stanley Kay