London: Seven-time Wimbledon champion and World Number 3 Roger Federer suffered one of the most shocking defeats as he was ousted by World Number 116 - Ukraine’s Sergiy Stakhovsky.

Twenty seven-year old Stakhovsky backed himself well after losing the opening set 7-6. He eventually went on to complete his giant-killing act by making Federer bite the dust by 7-6, 7-5, 7-5 to register a sensational win over the Swiss defending champion.

Sharapova ousted in 2nd round

Meanwhile, Maria Sharapova has also been knocked out of Wimbledon by a 131st-ranked qualifier on a day when injuries forced the withdrawal or retirement of seven other players.

The third-seeded Sharapova, the Wimbledon champion in 2004 champion, lost 6-3 6-4 to Michelle Larcher de Brito of Portugal in the second round at the All England Club.

It's the second significant upset of the tournament, which is only in Day 3. Two-time men's champion Rafael Nadal was beaten on Monday by 135th-ranked Steve Darcis.

Sharapova slipped and fell several times on the grass on Court 2 and received medical treatment from the trainer in the second set.

The women's tournament also lost second-seeded Victoria Azarenka, who withdrew before her match with a knee injury. Sharapova and Azarenka had been considered the main challengers to five-time champion Serena Williams.

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