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Federer Advances into Wimbledon, Dulko Eliminates Sharapova

Written by Gaby Varji   
Wednesday, 24 June 2009 17:50
Roger Federer Betting Odds - Wimbledon 2009Roger Federer had no trouble advancing to the third round Wednesday at Wimbledon, where argentina Gisela Dulko gave the first major surprise of the tournament by eliminating the Russian Maria Sharapova.

Federer swept 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 to Spanish Guillermo Garcia Lopez in a match where the Swiss is not committed just 10 errors and had forced 27 winners.

Federer seeks his 15th Grand Slam title, which would break the record she shares with Pete Sampras. The head of the series in the next round will face the winner of the match between German Philipp Kohlschreiber and Czech Ivo Minar.

Exceeded Dulko 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 to 24th preclasifacada and Wimbledon champion in 2004.

Sharapova was playing in just her fourth tournament since returning to the circuit last month following a shoulder operation in October 2008. The Russian had problems with his right and lost several points when he had to run to the net for drop shots.

This is not some overnight, said Sharapova. It will take time, as long as you need on the court, so that all gear ... Just being here is already a great achievement.

The Argentina, ranked number 45 in the rankings, had won only three games in his two previous matches against Sharapova, and equaled her best Wimbledon performance by accessing the third round.

Beat Maria in central stadium in the tournament I think most important is the (win) more important (my career), said Dulko.

At the end was nervous, I wanted to finish it there, did not want the game out 5-5, he added.

Dulko will play in the third round against Russian Nadia Petrova, who won 6-3, 6-2 to Israeli Shahar Peer.

Petrova is very complicated, very powerful and another player who hits the ball very hard, said Dulko. Will be difficult, and I hope to play good tennis and move forward.

Serena Williams, second in the Pre group of women, committed just six errors not forced to crush 6-2, 6-1 to Australian Jarmila Groth. Williams will play in the next stage with the Italian Roberta Vinci, who won 6-4, 7-6 (6) on the Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

For its part, the Argentine Guillermo CaƱas was eliminated in the second round to fall 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 Albert Montanes before the Spanish, who now faces his compatriot Fernando Verdasco victory after 7 -- 6 (3), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-4 over Belgium's Kristof Vliegen.

The fourth Pre Serbian Novak Djokovic overcame the second stage to break 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 to German Simon Greul and French Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the ticket without playing after the withdrawal of his Italian opponent Simone Bolelli.

American Mardy Fish, Israel's Dudi Sela and Spanish Tommy Robredo also advanced to the third round. The Spanish Daniel Gimeno-Traver passed the first round.

In other results of the second round in the women's branch, won the Russian Nadia Elena Vesnina, Slovak Daniela Hantuchova and Dominika Cibulkova, Japan's Ai Sugiyama, the Belarussian Victoria Azarenka, the Romanian Sorana Cirstea and France's Virginie Razzano.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2009 18:24
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