Result: Seriy Stakhovsky stuns Ernests Gulbis in straight sets

Twelfth seed Ernests Gulbis is knocked out in straight sets by Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round at Wimbledon.

Ernests Gulbis has become the highest-ranked player in the men's draw to be knocked out at Wimbledon after losing in straight sets to Sergiy Stakhovsky this afternoon.

Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine returns the ball during his Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Ernests Gulbis of Latvia on day three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 2© Getty Images

The Ukrainian took a surprise lead half an hour into the match, keeping his serve tidy before capitalising on a couple of double faults from the 12th seed to take the set 6-4..

The Latvian continued to struggle with his serve in the second, allowing Stakhovsky, who knocked former champion Roger Federer out at this stage last year, to edge in front before serving out 6-3 for a two-set lead.

Gulbis looked strong in the third as he tried to get himself back into the match, but was unable to test his opponent's serve, resulting in the set heading into a tie-break, which was narrowly claimed by Stakhovsky.

Stakhovsky will face either Jeremy Chardy or Marinko Matosevic in the third round.

Jeremy Chardy of France plays a backhand during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Daniel Cox of Great Britain on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 23, 20
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