Berdych ousted at Olympics, Ivanovic advances

Updated: 28 July 2012 18:31 IST

Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych lost in straight sets to Steve Darcis of Belgium on Saturday in the first round of Olympic play at Wimbledon while Christina McHale of the United States lost to Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 7-5 Saturday in the first round.

Berdych ousted at Olympics, Ivanovic advances
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Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych lost in straight sets to Steve Darcis of Belgium on Saturday in the first round of Olympic play at Wimbledon.

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Darcis won 6-4, 6-4, with solid serving and groundstrokes. On matchpoint, he hit a series of crosscourt backhand slices before the Czech lofted a ball out.

Berdych reached the Wimbledon final in 2010, losing to Rafael Nadal. Darcis, ranked 75, reached his career-high ranking of 44 in 2008.

Christina McHale of the United States lost to Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 7-5 Saturday in the first round of the Olympics at Wimbledon.

McHale hit a backhand into the net on match point against the 11th-seeded Serb, who won the French Open in 2008.

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