A day of upsets and pullouts at Wimbledon

Seeded players fell by the wayside on 27 June 2013 - the third day of the tournament - as they were either overcome by underdogs or injuries. Former champions Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova were humbled by unknowns; while the likes of Victoria Azarenka and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga were forced to withdraw because of injuries.

In all, seven players were forced to withdraw from the championship on the third day. The sorry seven represent the most singles retirements on the same day at a grand slam in the Open Era. [TEXT: Reuters]

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Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki holds her ankle after slipping during her match against Czech Republic's Petra Cetkovska during day three of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Tennis - 2013 Wimbledon Championships - Day Three - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki holds her ankle after slipping during her match against Czech Republic's Petra Cetkovska during day three of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
File photo dated 24/6/2013 of Belarus' Victoria Azarenka.
Tennis - Victoria Azarenka
File photo dated 24/6/2013 of Belarus' Victoria Azarenka.
Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek in his match against Poland's Jerzy Janowicz during day Three of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Tennis - 2013 Wimbledon Championships - Day Three - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek in his match against Poland's Jerzy Janowicz during day Three of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan plays a forehand during her Ladies' Singles first round match against Kiki Bertens of Netherlands on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day One
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan plays a forehand during her Ladies' Singles first round match against Kiki Bertens of Netherlands on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek in his match against Poland's Jerzy Janowicz during day Three of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Tennis - 2013 Wimbledon Championships - Day Three - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek in his match against Poland's Jerzy Janowicz during day Three of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan plays a forehand during her Ladies' Singles first round match against Kiki Bertens of Netherlands on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day One
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan plays a forehand during her Ladies' Singles first round match against Kiki Bertens of Netherlands on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek in his match against Poland's Jerzy Janowicz during day Three of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Tennis - 2013 Wimbledon Championships - Day Three - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek in his match against Poland's Jerzy Janowicz during day Three of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan plays a forehand during her Ladies' Singles first round match against Kiki Bertens of Netherlands on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day One
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan plays a forehand during her Ladies' Singles first round match against Kiki Bertens of Netherlands on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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