James Blake a late entry for Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England -- James Blake of the United States is one of three players to be given entries to the men's draw at Wimbledon after a trio of withdrawals.
Blake, who was once ranked No. 4 but has slipped out of the top 100, replaced Paul-Henri Mathieu after the French player pulled out on Wednesday with a knee injury.
Former No. 1 Dinara Safina was one of six women to pull out of the grass-court tournament, which starts on June 20.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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