1 July 2014

Sharapova falls to Kerber in 3 sets at Wimbledon

Angelique Kerber of Germany celebrates winning a point against Maria Sharapova of Russia during their women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Former champion Maria Sharapova saved six match points before falling to Angelique Kerber in the fourth round at Wimbledon on Tuesday, ending her bid to win a second title at the All England Club a decade after her first.Sharapova, a five-time major champion, saved one match point at 5-2 down in the third set and five more in the final game before hitting a backhand long on the seventh.
That gave the ninth-seeded Kerber a stirring 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-4 win on Centre Court. The German reached the semifinals at Wimbledon two years ago.
Sharapova had lost only seven games in her three previous matches, but she had 49 unforced errors to Kerber's 11.  (AP)
Maria Sharapova of Russia looks dejected after losing a point to Angelique Kerber of Germany during their women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns to Tommy Robredo of Spain during their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 1, 2014.
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates defeating Santiago Giraldo of Colombia in their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday, June 28, 2014.
Simona Halep of Romania plays a return to Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan during their women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Sabine Lisicki of Germany celebrates a point during the women's singles match against Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan returns a point to Sabine Lisicki of Germany during the women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Simona Halep of Romania plays a return to Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan during their women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

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