Wimbledon, June 30:
After four days without a significant upset, three top players were eliminated at Wimbledon â€” James Blake, David Nalbandian and Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Fourth-seeded Nalbandian lost 7-6 (9), 7-6 (9), 6-2 to 30th-ranked Fernando
Verdasco of Spain in the third round.
No 5 Kuznetsova, a former US Open champion and finalist at the French Open recently, was ousted 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 by Li Na, who became the first Chinese woman to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.
Eighth-seeded Blake faded against 53rd-ranked Max Mirnyi of Belarus. Blake won just nine points in the last set as Mirnyi pulled away for a 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 victory.
Also upset was Martina Hingis, playing in her first Wimbledon since 2001, by Japanâ€™s Ai Sugiyama. The 12th-seeded Hingis, who won Wimbledon in 1997, lost 7-5, 3-6, 6-4.
Three-time defending champion Roger Federer, registered a 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-4 win over 77th-ranked Nicolas Mahut of France.
In a match that had been suspended on Thursday, Britainâ€™s Andy Murray completed a 7-6 (5), 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 win over Franceâ€™s Julien Benneteau to set up a third-round meeting against two-time runner-up Roddick.
Henin-Hardenne became the first player to reach the fourth round with a routine win in straight sets. The third-seeded Belgian beat 34th-ranked Anna Chakvetadze of Russia, 6-2, 6-3. Henin-Hardenne, the Wimbledon runner-up in 2001, won the French Open last month for her fifth major title. By winning Wimbledon, she would complete a career collection of all four Grand Slam titles.