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Wimbledon 2012: Day 5 Scores, Results and Recap

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a backhand return during his Gentlemen's Singles third round match against Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic on day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Nicholas GossCorrespondent IJune 29, 2012

Both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer were tested by impressive opponents on day five of Wimbledon, but were able to advance to the fourth round thanks to their experience in Grand Slam tournaments.

Federer needed five sets to defeat Frenchman Julien Benneteau, while Djokovic overcame a first set loss to eliminate Radek Stepanek from the tournament in four sets.

In the women's bracket, top seed and 2012 French Open champion Maria Sharapova advanced to the fourth round with a straight set victory. Kim Clijsters also advanced to the fourth round with an upset victory over No. 12 seed Vera Zvonareva.

Let's look at a day five recap from London.


Match Results of Notable Players


Novak Djokovic (1) defeated Radek Stepanek (28)

Roger Federer (3) defeated Julien Benneteau (29)

Sam Querrey defeated Milos Raonic (21)

Richard Gasquet (18) defeated Nicolas Almagro (12)

Mikhail Youzhny defeated Janko Tipsarevic (8)


LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29:  Maria Sharapova of Russia in action during her Ladies' singles third round match against Su-Wei Hsieh of Taipei on day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29,
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Maria Sharapova (1) defeated Su-Wei Hsieh

Agnieszka Radwanska (3) defeated Heather Watson

Kim Clijsters defeated Vera Zvonareva (12)

Angelique Kerber (8) defeated Christina McHale (28)


Video Highlight

Watch Roger Federer complete his five-set victory on Friday and advance to the fourth round.

Federer now has a strong chance to win another Wimbledon singles title after Rafael Nadal was surprisingly beaten in the second round of the tournament.


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