Roger Federer wriggled out of big trouble in the early rounds, but he couldn't summon another escape act against 12th-seeded Tomas Berdych. The hard-hitting Berdych downed the six-time champion 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 as Federer failed to advance to the Wimbledon final for the first time since 2002.
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Andy Roddick was broken only once -- the last game of the match. That's all the 82nd-ranked Yen-Hsun Lu needed to pull off a 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 9-7 victory. Lu entered the tournament with a 6-18 record in majors.
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Venus appeared to be on a Wimbledon final collision course with sister Serena, but No. 82 Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria spoiled those plans with a surprisingly routine 6-2, 6-3 victory. Williams, a five-time Wimbledon champion, sprayed 29 unforced errors compared to six for her unheralded opponent.
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Two weeks after winning the French Open, Francesa Schiavone crashed out in the first round against Russian Vera Dushevina. The 47th-ranked Dushevina won 6-7 (0), 7-5, 6-1 in nearly three hours on the first day of the tournament.
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Unseeded Czech Petra Kvitova (left) needed only 46 minutes to dispatch third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-0 to reach her first quarterfinal in a Grand Slam. Wozniacki won only six points on Kvitova's serve.
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The eight-seeded Fernando Verdasco (left), who had made the round of 16 in three of the past four Wimbledons, fell to 80th-ranked Fabio Fognini of Italy 7-6 (9), 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-4.
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Sam Stosur (left), the French Open runner-up earlier in June, lost to 80th-ranked qualifier Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-4, 6-4 in the first round.
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