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Kudryavtseva stuns Sharapova in second round; Venus wins

Updated: June 26, 2008, 3:26 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

WIMBLEDON, England -- Former champion Maria Sharapova was knocked out of Wimbledon in a stunning second-round upset Thursday by a 154th-ranked Russian, marking her earliest exit from a Grand Slam tournament since her first full season on tour in 2003.

Her game littered by double faults and ugly unforced errors, the third-seeded Sharapova slumped to a 6-2, 6-4 loss to 20-year-old Alla Kudryavtseva on Court 1.

"She had nothing to lose," Sharapova said. "She went for her ...

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