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Wimbledon 2013: Andy Murray tips Roger Federer to bounce back following his shock early exit

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Wimbledon 2013: It's Christmas for Serena Williams as major rivals Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka make early exit

Serena Williams must think it's Christmas. Already favourite to win a sixth Wimbledon singles crown, her odds tumbled dramatically after a day of carnage, which saw third seed Maria Sharapova top the list of casualties, albeit on foot, if only just.

Shock: Roger Federer was defeat by unheralded Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky

Wimbledon 2013: Flat Roger Federer taught lesson by old-school Sergiy Stakhovsky - ranked 116 in the world

Ukrainian's serve-and-volleying style too hot for Wimbledon champion to handle

Laura Robson can barely believe that she's just won

Wimbledon 2013: Laura Robson's wonder win spares Brit blushes at SW19

The 19-year-old beats No 10 seed in straight sets – but only her and Andy Murray keep home hopes alive

Lee Westwood takes time out ahead of The Open

Lee Westwood has withdrawn from next week's Alstom French Open to rest his lethargic limbs ahead of The Open.

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Steve Darcis

Wimbledon 2013: Steve Darcis enjoying time in the limelight following shock win over Rafael Nadal

Ranked 135 in the world, he stunned the two-time former champion

Steve Darcis celebrates beating Rafael Nadal

Wimbledon 2013: Defeat for weary Rafael Nadal against Steve Darcis was all too predictable

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Rafael Nadal was beaten in straight sets by Steve Darcis

James Lawton at Wimbledon 2013: Rafael Nadal badly out of tune as Nowhere Man Steve Darcis seizes his chance

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