A wave of injuries and upsets hit the second round of
Sharapova, hobbled by a hip injury, slipped once during the warmups and twice during play and required medical treatment during her 6-3, 6-4 loss to Michelle Larcher de Brito of Portugal.
Sharapova left the court for treatment in the second set of her match against Larcher de Brito, who is ranked 131st in the world. Both women are loud grunters, but some of Sharapova's shrieks might have been due to her physical discomfort.
Sharapova won the women's title at Wimbledon in 2004 but has been back to the final only once since then. She was the runner-up at the
"I can't believe my eyes," said tennis great Chris Evert, now an
Azarenka injured her knee during her first-round match and withdrew Wednesday before facing
Giant-killer Steve Darcis of Belgium, who upset No. 5
No. 10 men’s seed
Upsets also scrambled the fields.