Wimbledon: Maria Sharapova sent packing in opening round

LONDON — These are not the sorts of matches Maria Sharapova is supposed to lose, letting lead after lead slip away Tuesday against a qualifier ranked 132nd — and in the first round of Wimbledon, no less.

Then again, at this edition of the Championships, as they prefer to call the event around here, the initial 48 hours have provided more surprising exits than anyone’s accustomed to seeing: Seven top-10 men’s and women’s seeds departed in the opening round, more than in any previous year in the professional era’s half-century.
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