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June 29, 2013

More seeded players ousted in England

LONDON — Grigor Dimitrov, one of tennis’ rising stars, lost in the second round at Wimbledon on Friday in a five-set, rain-delayed match that lasted more than four hours over two days.

With girlfriend Maria Sharapova cheering him from the stands on Court 3, the 29th-seeded Bulgarian fell to 55th-ranked Slovenian Grega Zemlja 3-6, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4, 11-9.

Zemlja hit a forehand passing shot on his sixth match point to become the first Slovenian to reach the third round at the All England Club.

While the 22-year-old Dimitrov is going home early, 35-year-old veteran Tommy Haas is moving ahead. The 13th-seeded German beat qualifier Jimmy Wang of Taiwan 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 to make the third round for the eighth time.

In women’s play, seventh-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany was ousted in the second round by Estonia’s 46th-ranked Kai Kanepi, 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3. Kerber is the sixth woman among the top-10 seeded women ousted so far.

Kerber, who reached the semifinals last year, blew a 5-1 lead in the second-set tiebreaker when she was just two points from victory. Kanepi, a Wimbledon quarterfinalist three years ago, double-faulted twice on match point before converting on her third chance with a backhand winner.

Also, Britain’s Laura Robson beat 117th-ranked Colombian qualifier Mariana Duque-Marino 6-4, 6-1 under the roof on Centre Court to reach the third round here for the first time.

Robson, who won the Wimbledon girls’ title in 2008, has climbed steadily up the rankings and has a good chance of getting into the second week.

“It’s a big win for me,” Robson said. “Any match on Centre Court is a big one. It was a great atmosphere out there today, and the roof being closed just makes it louder.”

Also scheduled on Centre Court: No. 15 Nicolas Almagro of Spain vs. Jerzy Janowicz of Poland, and No. 2 Andy Murray of Britain against Tommy Robredo.

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