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The Latest: Maria Sharapova heads to 3rd set at Wimbledon

/ 11:23 PM July 07, 2015

Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a ball to Coco Vandeweghe of the United States during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 7, 2015. AP

Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a ball to Coco Vandeweghe of the United States during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 7, 2015. AP

LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

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3:40 p.m.

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Maria Sharapova has lost the second set of her quarterfinal match at Wimbledon.

The 2004 champion won the first set 6-3 against CoCo Vandeweghe on Centre Court, but lost the second 7-6 (3).

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2:25 p.m.

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Now that Novak Djokovic has advanced, here’s a look at Wednesday’s full schedule of men’s quarterfinal matchups at Wimbledon:

No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 9 Marin Cilic

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No. 2 Roger Federer vs. No. 12 Gilles Simon

No. 3 Andy Murray vs. Vasek Pospisil

No. 4 Stan Wawrinka vs. No. 21 Richard Gasquet

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2:20 p.m.

Novak Djokovic has done it.

The top-seeded Serb won the deciding fifth set against Kevin Anderson on Tuesday and earned a spot in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.

Djokovic beat Anderson 6-7 (6), 6-7 (6), 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 Tuesday in a match that lasted two days. After splitting the opening four sets on Monday, the match was suspended because of darkness.

Djokovic will next face Marin Cilic on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.

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1:25 p.m.

The tarps are off and players are back on court at Wimbledon.

Rain briefly halted play on the outside courts, and forced those on the main courts to return indoors Tuesday at the All England Club.

Maria Sharapova will face CoCo Vandeweghe in the quarterfinals on Centre Court, while Novak Djokovic will resume his fourth-round match against Kevin Anderson on Court 1. Djokovic and Anderson split the opening two sets on Monday before play was suspended by darkness.

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1:10 p.m.

Novak Djokovic stepped out onto Court 1 on Tuesday to resume his match with the sun shining overhead. A few moments later, a large cloud rolled in and the spectators quickly reached for their umbrellas.

Djokovic and Kevin Anderson soon grabbed their bags and walked back off court.

Djokovic and Anderson split the opening two sets on Monday before play was suspended by darkness. They are to finish the match Tuesday on Court 1.

On Centre Court, Maria Sharapova and CoCo Vandeweghe were warming up before heading inside to escape the rain.

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11:35 a.m.

Before play got started at Wimbledon on Tuesday, the All England Club took a moment to remember the victims of the 2005 London bombings on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

The club paused for a minute’s silence at 11:30 a.m., with play on the outside courts not starting until 11:45 a.m.

Kevin Anderson, who will resume his fourth-round match against top-seeded Novak Djokovic at about 1 p.m., stopped practicing for a short time to mark the commemoration.

On July 7, 2005, several suicide bombings killed 52 people on the London transport network. TVJ

 

 

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