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.
Former winners Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova advanced to the Australian Open’s fourth round, losing five games between them to complete career-best starts in the first week of a tennis Grand Slam.
Serena Williams wasted little time dispatching Yaroslava Shvedova after a late start at the U.S. Open, setting up a rematch with fellow American Sloane Stephens, who upset Williams at the Australian Open in January.
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.