Sharapova Out in 2nd Round at Wimbledon

Goes down to Argentina's Dulko in 3 sets
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 24, 2009 11:29 AM CDT
Gisela Dulko of Argentina, right, shakes hands with Maria Sharapova of Russia, after winning their women's singles match at Wimbledon today   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Maria Sharapova suffered a second-round collapse at Wimbledon today, losing to Argentina’s Gisela Dulko in three sets. World No. 45 Dulko, who had only won three games in two earlier meetings with Sharapova, beat the Russian 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. Dulko “oozed confidence” in the upset of the 2004 champion, the Guardian notes.

Sharapova is still on the comeback trail after surgery in October, the AP adds. “I had so many easy balls, and I just made unforced errors from those,” she said. “When I’ve had those situations before, those balls would be pieces of cake, and today they weren’t.”