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Wimbledon Reflections: Day 5

Upset of the day: Tsvetana Pironkova defeated last year’s runner-up [2] Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-3.

Match of the day: Feliciano Lopez (pictured above) defeated [8] Andy Roddick 7-6, 7-6, 6-4.

Seed upsets of the day: [19] Yanina Wickmayer defeated [12] Svetlana Kuznetsova 4-6, 6-3, 6-4; Ksenia Pervak defeated [11] Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 7-6; Simon Aspelin and Paul Hanley defeated [15] Marc Lopez and David Marrero 6-7, 7-5, 7-5, 6-3.

Sage advice: After Maria Sharapova defeated young British darling Laura Robson, a match where it seemed the only support the Russian had was her box, Maria Sharapova told interviewers, “She’s got to keep learning and keep playing and keep working hard. That’s really what it comes down to, is just grinding it out. Like I said, grinding out the matches where you don’t necessarily have thousands of people behind you.”

French Open champs ousted: In Women’s doubles, Klaudia Jans and Alicja Rosolska defeated French Open champions [7] Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.

Best use of downtime: Novak Djokovic has a new friend.

British Power: Brits Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins defeated Poles [7] Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski 6-2, 6-2.

Two Brits (teams) are better than one: Joining Fleming/Hutchins in the second round of doubles is another all-British duo, Jamie Delgado and Jonathan Marray, after their 7-5, 3-6, 8-6 win over Carlos Berlocq and Ricardo Mello.

Liverpool lover: After defeating Virginie Razzano 6-1, 6-3, Caroline Wozniacki was asked who would be the best leader for Liverpool. She said, ”Well, if I would have to choose between myself and Steven Gerrard, I think I would leave it up to him, since he’s doing such a great job. I think I could. I think I’d be able to speak well with the players and with the referee. If I would say it myself, I think I could be a team captain.”

Tweet of the day: Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) tweeted: Let’s go Rafa!!

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