Li Na’s French Open loss to a player ranked 101 places below her means both Australian Open singles champions were ousted in the first round of the next Grand Slam event for the first time in tennis history.
Ted Forstmann was told by the men’s tennis tour not to violate its gambling rules after he acknowledged making a $40,000 wager on Roger Federer , a client of his company, to beat Rafael Nadal in the 2007 French Open final.
Maria Sharapova lost her second- round match at Wimbledon as men’s sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and women’s No. 2 seed Victoria Azarenka were among a record seven players who dropped out of the grass-court tournament today.
Tennis has never seen a day of defeats and defections like what happened at Wimbledon, when seven-time winner Roger Federer joined former champions Maria Sharapova and Lleyton Hewitt as second-round casualties.