With bad knee, 3-time major champ Stan Wawrinka out at Wimbledon


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Published 6:32 p.m. ET July 3, 2017 | Updated 8:00 p.m. ET July 3, 2017

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Venus Williams, Andy Murray and Petra Kvitova had successful starts at Wimbledon, while Stan Wawrinka fell to Daniil Medvedev in the first round.
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LONDON (AP) — So much for the idea that Stan Wawrinka might be able to complete a career Grand Slam at Wimbledon this year.

Didn’t even make it out of the first round.

An owner of one championship from each of the other three major tournaments, and the French Open runner-up just three weeks ago, Wawrinka was bothered by his left knee and lost 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to Daniil Medvedev at Centre Court in the first round at the All England Club on Monday.

Wawrinka was seeded No. 5 and ranked No. 3. He iced his knee during changeovers and never was able to summon his best tennis.

“Apparently grass is not the best surface for my…

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