Anett Kontaveit, the second-seeded Estonian, was eliminated from Wimbledon in the second round on Wednesday after losing to German big-server Jule Niemeier, who is establishing a name for herself in just her first appearance at the Championships, 6-4, 6-0.
The 26-year-old Kontaveit was unable to return the German's powerful groundstrokes and seemed increasingly dejected as she struggled to find her range on the bright No. 1 court.
In a game that lasted less than an hour, the Estonian, who hasn't had as much success this season as she did at the end of 2021, committed 24 unforced mistakes.
After Kontaveit put yet another shot into the net on match point, Niemeier, 22, who is currently ranked 97 in the world after injury issues hampered her early development, leaped and punched the air.