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Serena Knocked Out of Wimbledon

9:27 AM, Jul 1, 2013   |    comments
Serena Williams kneels on the court after a game against Germany's Sabine Lisicki during their fourth round women's singles match on day seven of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships (Photo credit: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)
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WIMBLEDON, England - Sabine Lisicki ended Serena Williams' long winning streak, she ended her Grand Slam winning streak and she knocked the top seed, world No. 1 and defending champion out of Wimbledon on Super Monday.

Lisicki jumped on Williams early, survived an eight-game drought in the middle, then came back from a break down in the third set twice on her way to a 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 victory.

Williams had won 34 consecutive matches before running into the big-serving German, who matched Williams' power and exploited the American's nervous mistakes.

Lisicki reaches the quarterfinals at the All England Club for the third time and stamps herself as a favorite in the depleted women's draw.

Lisicki has defeated the reigning French Open champion at Wimbledon three years in a row and four times in the last five years.


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