Bacsinszky scares fifth seed at Wimbledon

Swiss tennis player Timea Bacsinszky has been beaten 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 by Russian fifth seed Elena Dementieva in the second round at Wimbledon.

This content was published on June 26, 2008 - 20:20

The 19-year-old from Lausanne, who is ranked number 69 in the world, was leading 3-0 in the final set but choked and lost the final six games.

Bacsinszky has never reached the third round of a grand slam event and beating Dementieva would have been the biggest win of her career.

With Bacsinszky's departure, there are no more Swiss ladies represented at Wimbledon. Twelfth seed Patty Schnyder lost her opening match against Australia's Casey Dellacqua 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 on Monday.

Earlier on Thursday former champion Maria Sharapova was knocked out in a stunning second-round upset 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.

The two Swiss remaining in the tournament, five-time champion Roger Federer and 13th seed Stanislas Wawrinka, play their opponents on Friday.

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