Federer, Sharapova lose in wild day at Wimbledon
LONDON (AP) — The day began, oddly enough, with word that Roger Federer’s orange-soled shoes did not conform to Wimbledon’s all-white dress code and would need to be replaced.
It ended, shockingly enough, with Federer losing in the second round at the All England Club, his earliest Grand Slam exit in a decade. It ended his record streak of reaching at least the quarterfinals in 36 consecutive major tournaments.
And in between? Oh, there was so much more to this unpredictable Wednesday, including four-time major champion Maria Sharapova’s loss to a qualifier, and the injuries that forced seven players to leave because of withdrawals or mid-match retirements, believed to be the most in a single day at a Grand Slam tournament in the 45-year Open era.
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