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Serena stunned at Wimbledon

Published 1537 GMT (2337 HKT) July 1, 2013
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Germany's Sabine Lisicki celebrates after defeating World No.1 Serena Williams on Centre Court Monday. Lisicki prevailed 6-2 1-6 6-4 following an enthralling tussle. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
Williams made a nightmare start to the contest -- losing the opening set 6-2 against the 23rd seed Lisicki. Her opponent reached the semifinal at Wimbledon in 2011. Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images
Williams, who had previously gone 34 matches without defeat, struggled to match her opponent in the opening set as Lisicki made a superb start. Carl CourtAFP/Getty Images
Williams hit back in the second set, taking it 6-2 as she showed the kind of form which has helped her win five Wimbledon titles. The 16-time grand slam champion then took a 4-2 lead in the third and final set. Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images
Trailing 2-4 in the final set, Lisicki showed remarkable composure to keep her nerve and reel off four straight games to clinch a famous victory. Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images
Lisicki was overcome with emotion after hitting the winning shot and sank to her knees on court before being congratulated by Williams. Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images
Lisicki will play Estonia's Kaia Kanepi, ranked 46th in the world in the quarterfinal. It will be the first meeting between the two women. Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images
Williams congratulated her opponent following the contest and told reporters:"I didn't play the big points good enough. I had a little hesitation. That explains it." Mike Hewitt/Getty Images