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Women’s No. 1 seed Iga Swiatek out of Wimbledon after third-round loss



WIMBLEDON, England — At prim and proper Wimbledon, the crowds on hallowed Centre Court and prestigious Court No. 1 are generally a muted sort, respectful in their cheers unless a Brit is playing, in which case they’re loudly respectful. Things fall almost eerily silent as players prepare to serve, and even then, the usual thwack of a tennis ball hitting the court is muffled by the grass.But the match that unfolded under a closed roof Saturday at Court No. 1 sounded more like Fourth of July fireworks than a duel at the All England Club, so explosive were the shots coming off the rackets of top-ranked Iga Swiatek and unseeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan. The crowd smelled the gunpowder and reacted in kind, raising its volume to deafening levels and spurring on Putintseva as she became the first woman to defeat Swiatek since April 20.

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