Wimbledon 2012: Day 3 Scores, Results and Recap
Day 3 of Wimbledon is in the books, and just like the first two days, several of the world's elite stumbled against lesser opponents.
The upsets this time around came from the women's side of the bracket, where three of the top 11 seeds were eliminated. Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, 2011 Australian Open winner Li Na and 2011 US Open champion Samantha Stosur were all knocked out of the tournament on Wednesday
Who was most disappointing on Wednesday?
The manner of their defeats were different, but the disappoint is the same.
Na lost in straight sets (6-3, 6-4) to Sorana Cirstea, the 50th-ranked player in the world. Cirstea was in control throughout the match and squashed any comeback attempts that Na cooked up. Na has now been bounced from the second round at Wimbledon for the second straight year, and she's failed to make it past the fourth round in four consecutive Grand Slams.
Meanwhile, Wozniacki, who was playing her delayed first-round match against Tamira Paszek, blew two match points in the second set before eventually falling 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-4. Like Na, she has been in a slump as of late, losing in the third round at the French Open and being unable to claim a singles title in any tournament this year.
As ESPN Stats and Info points out, this might be the biggest Grand Slam disappointment of her career.
Wozniacki's 1st round loss at #Wimbledon snaps her 20-match win streak in the 1st rd of Grand Slams. Her last 1st rd loss was 2007 French— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 27, 2012
The fifth-seeded Stosur was the highest seed to be bounced on Wednesday, though, losing 6-2, 0-6, 6-4 to Arantxa Rus. It was a disappointing result for the 2012 French Open semifinalist, although it shouldn't come as a huge surprise. The 28-year-old Australian has now failed to make it past the third round at Wimbledon 10 times in her career.
While Stosur, Na and Wozniacki will be watching the rest of the tournament from home, the following big-name players advanced.
No. 1: Novak Djokovic
It wasn't easy, but the defending champ advanced to the third round with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 victory over American Ryan Harrison. Harrison gave a valiant effort, but as Courtney Nguyen of Sports Illustrated mentioned, sometimes that's just not enough against the world's top player.
Djokovic closes out the day's action with a clinical 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over Harrison. Another strong display from Ryan, but Novak is Novak.— Beyond The Baseline (@SI_BTBaseline) June 27, 2012
Djokovic lost just four points on his second serve and saved all six break points he faced. He will play either Benjamin Becker or No. 28 Radek Stepanek in the third round.
No. 3: Roger Federer
Federer annihilated Fabio Fognini on Wednesday, defeating the Italian 6-1, 6-3, 6-2. It was a clinical performance from Federer, who lost just four points on his first serve and won 21 of 23 points at the net.
After the match, Federer chatted it up with Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, who were in attendance for his dominant victory.
PHOTO: Prince Charles and his wife Camilla meets Roger Federer inside of Wimbledon Centre Court after today's match. twitter.com/GoRogerFederer…— Go Roger Federer (@GoRogerFederer) June 27, 2012
Federer will continue his pursuit of his seventh career Wimbledon title by taking on Julien Benneteau in the third round.
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