Serena Williams out of Wimbledon
July 2 , 2013
Serena Williams suffered a shocking fourth-round defeat on Monday at Wimbledon to Germany’s Sabine Lisicki.
The 23rd-seeded Lisicki beat the world No. 1 superstar 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 on the famed Centre Court at the All England Club.
Williams was riding a career-best 34-match winning streak.
In other fourth-round face offs, fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Tsvetana Pironkova 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 while No. 6 Li Na of China beat 11th-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci 6-2, 6-0. The eighth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova won against 19th-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.
Meanwhile, last year's men's runner-up, Andy Murray, reached his sixth straight Wimbledon quarterfinal after beating Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 on Centre Court.
World number one and Wimbledon top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia posted a comprehensive 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(4) victory against Tommy Haas of Germany.
Fourth-seeded French Open runner-up David Ferrer reached his second straight Wimbledon quarterfinal by posting a 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (8-6), 6-1, 6-1 win against Croat Ivan Dodig. Eighth-seeded former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro defeated 23-seeded Italian Andreas Seppi 6-4, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 to advance to his first-ever Wimbledon quarter.
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