Wimbledon 2013: Maria Kirilenko upset by Laura Robson


(Dennis Grombowski / AP)

Maria Kirilenko, a quarterfinalist a year ago, was bounced from Wimbledon in a first-round upset Tuesday.

Laura Robson, the No. 1-ranked English player and a clear All-England Club favorite, beat the 10th-seeded Kirilenko 6-3, 6-4, with Kirilenko’s fiancee, Alex Ovechkin, looking on. Robson, 19, is ranked 37th in the world, Kirilenko 10th.

At least Ovechkin had a few moments to bond with Rory McIlroy, whose girlfriend is the ninth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki. She won her first-round match Monday.

 

 

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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Cindy Boren · June 25, 2013