Gisela Dulko knocks Maria Sharapova out of Wimbledon
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Former champion Maria Sharapova of Russia saw her comeback attempt come to an early end, as Argentina's Gisela Dulko beat her, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. Dulko faces 10th-seeded Nadia Petrova in the third round, after the Russian beat Shahar Peer of Israel, 6-3, 6-2.
Federer is trying to pass American Pete Sampras as the sport's most successful major tournament winner by capturing his 15th Grand Slam title.
In men's play, fourth-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia beat Germany's Simon Greul, 7-5, 6-1, 6-4. His next opponent will be number-28 American Mardy Fish, a four-set winner over another Serb, Janko Tipsarevic (6-4, 3-6, 6-1 ,6-4).
- VOA Sports. "Maria Sharapova Out of Wimbledon" — , June 24, 2009
- Christopher Clarey. "Dulko Sends Sharapova to Another Early Exit" — , June 24, 2009