Wimbledon, England – Another top-10 women's seed has been dispatched at Wimbledon.
Estonia's Kaia Kanepi rallied to beat German Angelique Kerber, the No. 7 seed, by a 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 score on Friday. Kerber, a semifinalist at the All England Club last year, joins a surprisingly long list of high seeds that have suffered early exits: No. 2 Victoria Azarenka, No. 3 Maria Sharapova, No. 5 Sara Errani, No. 9 Caroline Wozniacki and No. 10 Maria Kirilenko.
The second-round match was one of three postponed by rain on Thursday. The weather was a factor again Friday, delaying the start of play on the outside courts until shortly after 1:30 PM local time.
British crowd favorite Laura Robson was able to reach the third round at Wimbledon for the first time with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Colombia's Mariana Duque-Marino under the closed roof on Centre Court before the rain subsided.
The 19-year-old Robson, who knocked off Kirilenko, captured the Wimbledon girls' singles title in 2008.
American Alison Riske also was a second-round winner as she battled back to oust Poland's Urszula Radwanska, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.