Biggest Obstacles for the Remaining Top Seeds at Wimbledon 2013

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Biggest Obstacles for the Remaining Top Seeds at Wimbledon 2013
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After living through Wayward Wednesday when many of the Wimbledon top seeds were scattered to the wind, the rest of the top-ranked players were placed on high alert.

Those taking the courts on Thursday remained on guard for a repeat of the upsets and injuries which preceded their entry onto the show courts at the All England Club.

Gone were (3) Roger Federer, seven-time Wimbledon champion. Gone was Lleyton Hewitt who won this title in 2002. (6) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga bid the stately crowds adieu, upset by Latvian Ernests Gulbis. (10) Marin Cilic was forced to retire along with U.S. hopeful john Isner.

For the ladies, (2) Victoria Azarenka was forced to retire before taking the court for her second round match. (3) Maria Sharapova slipped and fell three times on her way to defeat at the hands of Michele Larcher De Brito. 

Left standing, however, are ten of the top seeds on both the men's and women's side of the draw. 

As they prepare for the rigors ahead, we will look at the their strengths on grass and those aspects of their game which may well prove to be obstacles confronting them as they battle for a spot in the finals. 

Following is an analysis of the top ten seeds left standing at the end of round two.

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