Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/2/12
Rain stopped play -- even pigeon feathers stopped play -- but there was no stopping Serena Williams or Sabine Lisicki as they fought their way through to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. Nor, indeed, Roger Federer who overcame a stiff back to beat Belgium's Xavier Malisse 7-6(1), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3. Williams defeated the player who achieved the rare Golden Set, Yaroslava Shevdova, 6-1, 2-6, 7-5 out on Court 2 and had almost as much trouble with the jostling fans afterwards as with a rapidly improving opponent who had become only the second player in the living memory to win a set without dropping a point when she did so against Sara Errani in the previous round. But it was Lisicki, the ever-cheerful German, who created the biggest shock in the women's singles so far by outplaying No. 1 seed Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-3. Lisicki, who had returned to her Florida home to get some good practice in between Paris and London, produced a devastating performance of big serving - always her trademark...
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