Via Bleacher Report
Serena Williams has been eliminated from the Wimbledon competition and has to return next year to try and redeem herself!
Sabine Lisicki has gained a reputation of being a giant killer of sorts at the All England Club, and she furthered that reputation on Monday as she shocked world No. 1 Serena Williams in three sets to advance to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, according to Wimbledon on Twitter.
Williams was going for her 35th consecutive victory, which would have tied her sister, Venus, for the longest winning streak in women’s tennis since 2000. That didn’t come to fruition, and Serena will now have to wait another year to pursue her sixth Wimbledon title as well.
Perhaps Serena should have seen this one coming if she wasn’t so busy beefing with Maria Sharapova. Lisicki has quite an interesting track record at Wimbledon. After beating Williams, she has now defeated the reigning French Open champion at Wimbledon on four occasions.
Serena was sluggish through the first set, as she had trouble handling Lisicki’s big serve. Williams dropped a service game in the middle of the set and was never able to recover as her opponent cruised to a 6-2 advantage and moved to within one set of victory.
With Williams, Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka all eliminated, the ladies’ draw is suddenly wide open at Wimbledon. The likes of Li and Agnieszka Radwanska are names to watch moving forward, but based on the way Lisicki played on Monday, it can be argued that she is the favorite to win it all.
Source: Bleacher Report