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The Sport Matrix: Thursday 27 June 2013

Federer crashes out as draw opens up for Murray

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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.

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Shock: Roger Federer was defeat by unheralded Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky

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Maria Sharapova returns to the action at Wimbledon today, ready to carry on keeping business and pleasure separate.

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Answer of the day. Madison Keys, the 18-year-old conqueror of Heather Watson, was asked in a long-winded question by an American journalist to choose one word that best described her. "Sarcastic," darted back Keys. The all-American smile that followed made it impossible to tell if she was being exactly that.

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 25 June 2013

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Maria Sharapova had refuge from enquiries about her private life on Centre Court but the former Wimbledon champion was asked plenty of questions by her first-round opponent Kristina Mladenovic before edging through to round two.

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