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2012 Wimbledon Day 7: Sharapova Upset; Serena Williams Advances

Wimbledon continued its wild ways as Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 6-3 upset top-seeded Maria Sharapova in the fourth round of the tournament.

It was a blustery day on Court 1 as the 15th-ranked German avenged her loss to Sharapova in last year's semi-finals. Sharapova was trying to become the first woman to win both the French Open and Wimbledon since Serena Williams in 2002.

Also advancing were Serena Williams, second-seeded Victoria Azarenka, and defending champion Petra Kvitova.

Four-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters lost in her last Wimbledown appearance before she retires later this year.

Lisicki will now face 8th-ranked German Angelique Kerber who easily disposed of Clijsters 6-1, 6-1.

On the men's side, Roger Federer won in four sets over Xavier Malisse to extend his record for most consecutive Grand Slam final-eight appearances to 33.