LONDON — French Open champion and 2015 Wimbledon runner-up Garbine Muguruza has been stunned in the second round at the All England Club by a qualifier ranked 124th.
Less than a month after winning her first Grand Slam title, the second-seeded Muguruza lost 6-3, 6-2 to Jana Cepelova of Slovakia in less than an hour Thursday. Muguruza made 22 unforced errors and only managed to produce nine winners.
A year ago at Wimbledon, Muguruza reached her first major final, losing to Serena Williams. Less than a month ago at Roland Garros, Muguruza beat Williams for the championship.
Cepelova has equaled her best showing at a Grand Slam tournament by getting to the third round.
This, though, is hardly her first big victory. At Wimbledon last year, she knocked off third-seeded Simona Halep in the first round. And at Charleston, South Carolina, in 2014, Cepelova defeated top-ranked Serena Williams.