Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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Top-seeded Maria Sharapova's bid for a second consecutive Grand Slam title ended with a 6-4, 6-3 loss to No. 15 Sabine Lisicki in a windy, rainy fourth-round match at Wimbledon on Monday. Sharapova was trying to become the first woman since Serena Williams in 2002 to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year. The Russian completed a career Grand Slam by taking the trophy at Roland Garros last month. She won Wimbledon in 2004, and was the runner-up last year, when she beat Lisicki in the semifinals, part of a 3-0 head-to-record against the German before Monday. Lisicki, wearing a long-sleeved shirt for warmth, ended the match with ace. Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki, who is also German, sat in Lisicki's guest box at Court 1. The sixth-seeded American won the last three games of the final set to beat Kazakhstani wild card Yaroslava Shvedova 6-1, 2-6, 7-5, in cool and gusty conditions on Court 2. Williams hopped in joy with both feet in the air after hitting a big ...
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