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Australian Open champ Li Na is eliminated in third round at Wimbledon

Australian Open champ Li Na is eliminated in third round at Wimbledon
Australian Open champ Li Na was off her game Friday at Wimbledon. (Jan Kruger / Getty Images)

Li Na became the victim of the first major upset at Wimbledon on Friday.

The Australian Open champion and second seed blew a set point in the second set on her way to being bounced by Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5), in the third round.

Li, of China, has advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals three times.

Also on Friday, Novak Djokovic of Serbia survived a scary fall to defeat Giles Simon of France, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4.

Djokovic, the top seed in the men's bracket, grimaced in pain and grabbed his upper left arm after falling hard to the grass while lunging for a forehand shot.

He was able to continue after receiving medical treatment.

"It was a sharp pain," said Djokovic, who was leading, 3-2, in the third set at the time of the injury. "It was an awkward fall. I was just hoping there is nothing really bad with the joint. Luckily there is nothing damaged. I could play. Just the muscle was quite sore because of the impact. All in all I'm just glad to get through."

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