The injuries just kept coming Wednesday at
In addition to injury-related withdrawals by No. 2 women’s seed
No. 3 seed Maria Sharapova of Russia, who slipped on the grass court three times and was upset by unseeded Michelle Larcher de Brito in straight sets, afterward took the high road and declined to blame the unfriendly court for her early exit.
"I don't think I've ever fallen three times in a match before. That was strange but not an excuse," Sharapova said in a televised interview.
"All the credit to her. She played extremely well from start to finish."
Lleyton Hewitt, the 2002 Wimbledon men’s champion, was upset by qualifier
But several other key matches at Wimbledon did go according to form.
No. 2 men’s seed Andy Murray of Great Britain defeated Yen-Husn Lu of Taiwan, 6-3, 6-3, 7-5, and No. 17 women’s seed