Laura Robson is one of the many unfamiliar names still in contention at Wimbledon.

Anja Niedringhaus, Associated Press

New names alongside Djokovic, Murray at Wimbledon

  • Article by: HOWARD FENDRICH
  • AP Tennis Writer
  • July 1, 2013 - 6:55 AM

LONDON — Get ready for some unfamiliar names at Wimbledon.

With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal long gone, and Maria Sharapova out, too, after a wild Week 1 at the All England Club, Week 2 begins Monday with a schedule that includes participants such as Kenny de Schepper and Adrian Mannarino, Ivan Dodig and Jerzy Janowicz, Karin Knapp and Monica Puig.

None of that group has played in a fourth-round match at any Grand Slam tournament.

Members of the usual cast of characters are still around, of course, such as Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. None of that trio has dropped so much as a single set yet and they're all expected to be around by next weekend.

Still, Djokovic says: "It's interesting ... to see new faces."

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