French Open Champion Garbine Muguruza Crashes Out of Wimbledon

Jana Cepelova knocks out Garbine Muguruza in the second round of Wimbledon.

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Garbine Muguruza. (Photo: AP)

The French Open champion and 2015 Wimbledon runner-up Garbine Muguruza has been stunned in the second round at the All England Club by the world number 124 Jana Cepelova.

Less than a month after winning her first Grand Slam title, the second-seeded Muguruza lost 6-3, 6-2 in less than an hour on 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. And 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.

(With inputs from AP)

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