2, 4 Seeds Fall; Williamses Roll

Top 4 women bounced for first time in Open era
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2008 1:00 PM CDT
Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova recovers from a fall, during her Women's Singles, fourth round match against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska,on the Centre Court at Wimbledon, Monday, June 30, 2008.    (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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(Newser) – Today's fourth-round play at the All England Club produced more upsets at the top of the women's seedings but also offered more convincing wins from the champions and title contenders.Second-seeded Jelena Jankovic, hobbled by a knee injury, fell 6-3, 6-2 to Tamarine Tanasugarn. No. 4 Svetlana Kuznetsova lost 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 to 19-year-old Agnieszka Radwanska.

With top-seeded Ana Ivanovic and No. 3 Maria Sharapova eliminated last week, none of the top-four seeded women reached the quarters. It's the first time that's happened at any Grand Slam tournament in the 40-year history of the Open era. Only three of the top 14 seeded women are left, and two of them are Serena and Venus Williams, seeded sixth and seventh.