Alison Van Uytvanck got a huge upset win in the round of 64 at Wimbledon, ousting defending champion Garbiñe Muguruza, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1. Muguruza was the No. 3 seed, while Van Uytvanck was unseeded. It’s one of the biggest victories of Van Uytvanck’s career.
It’s also only the second time since February that Van Uytvanck won two professional matches in a row, according to ESPN. Now she’s into the round of 32 on the biggest stage in tennis. This is the first time she’s gotten past the second round at Wimbledon, and only the second time she’s done so in any Grand Slam tournament.
Van Uytvanck opened up earlier this year about her relationship with fellow tennis player Greet Minnen.
“Soon we are going to live together,” Van Uytvanck said at the time. “We do feel super happy together and that’s what we will show to the world.”
She is the only publicly out player whom we know of at this year’s Wimbledon.
The Belgian tennis player will next play Anett Kontaveit from Estonia. She is seeded 28th.