WIMBLEDON, England -- No. 3-seeded Elina Svitolina became the latest upset victim in the Wimbledon women's draw when she lost in the second round Thursday to Magda Linette of Poland, who earned the biggest victory of her career, winning 6-3, 6-4.
Linette had 28 winners to just eight for Svitolina, a semifinalist at Wimbledon two years ago. Linette, ranked 44th, had never beaten a top-15 player in a completed match.
"I think she was taking everything in her hands, and I was a bit passive," Svitolina said after the match. "You know, she played really clean today and really was striking the ball unbelievable. Made a lot of winners.
"Me, I was not, yeah, I was not taking my opportunities. ... I was making maybe few more errors than I wanted, and in the end, you know, it's grass so everything goes quite quick."
Eight of the top 11 players in the WTA rankings are out of the tournament due to defeat, withdrawal or injury.
"For the past two years, there have been really a big race in women's game where, you know, anyone can win any tournament," Svitolina said. "You know, a lot of good players. Doesn't matter on the ranking, they can challenge you with amazing performance. First, second round, there is all the time tough matches.
"I think it's also a big step for tennis. Everyone seems like the same level. So I think that's what's really changed. It's like physically everyone is ready to beat you."
Barty's forehand was called out on her second match point, but a replay showed it had clipped the line. The point was replayed, and Barty clinched the win when Blinkova hit a shot long.
She had other problems along the way, especially with her serve. Aside from the slew of double faults, Barty was broken three times in the match and had 33 unforced errors. But she also hit 33 winners, compared with 12 for Blinkova.
Former Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber needed 3 hours, 19 minutes to get past unseeded Sara Sorribes Tormo 7-5, 5-7, 6-4. The two players traded blows in a match that saw 15 breaks of serve, including seven in the final set.
Kerber finished with 47 winners and just as many unforced errors. The German won Wimbledon in 2018 and has three Grand Slam titles overall.
French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova extended her winning streak to 14 matches by beating Andrea Petkovic 7-5, 6-4. Krejcikova converted four of her five break points and finished with twice as many winners -- 24 to 12.
Krejcikova seeks to become the first woman since Serena Williams in 2015 to win Roland Garros and Wimbledon back to back. A former Wimbledon doubles champion, she is making her tournament debut in the singles draw.
Sakkari became the first Greek woman to reach a Grand Slam semifinal when she made the last four at Roland Garros but has never been past the third round at Wimbledon
The Associated Press contributed to this report.