Published On: Tue, Jul 2nd, 2013

Williams Accepts Shocking Defeat

Lisicki is seeded only 23 in the tournament, but Williams said she should be ranked much higher.

Lisicki is seeded only 23 in the tournament, but Williams said she should be ranked much higher.

July 02, 2013 - Serena Williams was defeated on Monday at Wimbledon by Sabine Lisicki for the biggest win of Lisicki’s career. Williams said she was not shocked by the defeat. However, her opponent and everyone else in tennis know different.

Lisicki is seeded only 23 in the tournament, but Williams said she should be ranked much higher.

The young tennis star reached Wimbledon’s semifinals in 2011 and said that she feels she can win the tournament this year.

Kaia Kanepi, who is from Estonia and unseeded in the tournament, defeated Laura Robson the British hopeful and will be the next opponent for Lisicki in the quarterfinals.

The two highest seeds remaining are Agnieszka Radwanska at fourth and Li Na at sixth. This has given the women’s draw a completely new outlook, with even an unseeded player having the opportunity to pull off an upset and win the final.

Lisicki was born in Germany to Polish parents and is a Florida resident, training at the academy owned and operated by Nick Bollettieri.

Lisicki has a serve that is just as fast as Williams and has ground strokes that are just as powerful, therefore she was able to stand up to the returns from the world No. 1.

Lisicki took the first set 6-2, but Williams returned the favor with a second set of 6-1.

Williams was up a break in the third set 4-2, but Lisicki came back and won four straight games to take the third set and match 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.

The youngster still had three matches to win before she can be crowned Wimbledon champion, but the biggest hurdle has been passed making the next three look just a little easier to climb.

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