Wimbledon 2013: Updated Predictions After Rash of Injuries and Upsets

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Wimbledon 2013: Updated Predictions After Rash of Injuries and Upsets
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After a day of massive upsets on the show courts at the All England Club, the well-scripted landscape of top seeds literally was sent packing. One question remains. Who will be left standing in week two once the quarterfinals get underway?

Additionally, who will advance to the semifinals and finals now that many of the pre-tournament favorites are gone?

Victoria Azarenka, the women's No. 2 seed could not take the court Wednesday after a vicious fall on Monday. 

Then, the No. 3 seed, Maria Sharapova, whose way to the final improved dramatically when Azarenka was forced to retire, found herself in equally hot water on Court 2. She stumbled and fell more than once, and from that point seemed unsure of her footing. Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal, ranked No. 131 in the world, moves on to the next round while Sharapova goes home.

Enter the No. 6 seed, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who became the next fatality of the day on Centre Court.He seemed to crumble after winning the first set over Ernests Gulbis. Tsonga retired citing injury while trailing in the match 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.  

But the real shocker came when third seed Roger Federer, defending and seven-time champion of this event, fell to Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine, ranked No. 116 in the world. Federer equaled or bettered Stakhovsky in all aspects of the match except winning the big points when it mattered most. 

Those moving on both the men's and women's side of the draw follow.

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