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Maria Sharapova continually struggled to keep her footing and complained to an umpire that the court was ‘dangerous’ as she exited the tournament

Wimbledon 2013: All-England Tennis Club fights backs over dangerous court claims

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The Sport Matrix: Thursday 27 June 2013

Federer crashes out as draw opens up for Murray

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.

Roger Federer heads for the Wimbledon exit

Wimbledon's crazy day of falling stars: Champion Roger Federer is beaten to open way for Andy Murray

While injuries force All England Club defend 'dangerous' courts after record seven withdrawals in one day

Maria Sharapova gets up after slipping on the grass during her match against Michelle Larcher de Brito

Are the courts to blame for Wimbledon's injuries and withdrawals?

Fingers were pointed at the surface after fall of top players, but there are few grounds for concern

Shock: Roger Federer was defeat by unheralded Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky

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

Wimbledon 2013: Maria Sharapova only interested in focusing on tennis

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

Wimbledon 2013 Diary: Smiling Keys is quick with a quip

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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Russian will meet Serena Williams in an eagerly-awaited final if they both keep winning

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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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