Wimbledon entered the twilight zone on Monday as Serena Williams became the latest high-profile champion to fade into oblivion at a tournament where reputations and star status are counting for nothing. William's downfall also meant that Sloane Stephens was the only American, man or woman, to reach the quarter-finals.

Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic beat Australia Bernard Tomic, Serbia's Novak Djokovic beat Tommy Haas of Germany, Andy Murray of Britain beat Russia's Mikhail Youzhny , Juan Martin Del Potro beat Andreas Seppi of Italy, while Fernando Verdasco of Spain beat Kenny De Schepper of France and Spain's David Ferrer beat Ivan Dodig in their men's single matches at day seven of the Wimbledon tennis championships.

US player Serena Williams goes to her knees as she loses a game in the final set against Germany's Sabine Lisicki during their fourth round women's singles match on day seven of the 2013 Wimbledon  tennis tournament.
US player Serena Williams goes to her knees as she loses a game in the final set against Germany's Sabine Lisicki during their fourth round women's singles match on day seven of the 2013 Wimbledon tennis tournament.
Andy Murray of Britain waves to spectators after defeating Mikhail Youzhny of Russia in a Men's singles match.
Andy Murray of Britain waves to spectators after defeating Mikhail Youzhny of Russia in a Men's singles match.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic hits a return against Germany's Tommy Haas during their fourth round men's singles match on day seven of the 2013 Wimbledon tennis tournament.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic hits a return against Germany's Tommy Haas during their fourth round men's singles match on day seven of the 2013 Wimbledon tennis tournament.
Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych celebrates winning the third set to take the lead against Australia's Bernard Tomic during their fourth round men's singles match on day seven of the 2013 Wimbledon tennis tournament.
Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych celebrates winning the third set to take the lead against Australia's Bernard Tomic during their fourth round men's singles match on day seven of the 2013 Wimbledon tennis tournament.
Jelena Ristic girlfriend of Serbia's Novak Djokovic, celebrates Djokovic's victory over Germany's Tommy Haas in their fourth round men's singles match on day seven of the 2013 Wimbledon tennis tournament.
Jelena Ristic girlfriend of Serbia's Novak Djokovic, celebrates Djokovic's victory over Germany's Tommy Haas in their fourth round men's singles match on day seven of the 2013 Wimbledon tennis tournament.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic shakes hands with Germany's Tommy Haas after Djokovic won their fourth round men's singles match on day seven of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 1, 2013. Djokovic won 6-1, 6-4, 7-6.  AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT -  RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE
Serbia's Novak Djokovic shakes hands with Germany's Tommy Haas after Djokovic won their fourth round men's singles match on day seven of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 1, 2013. Djokovic won 6-1, 6-4, 7-6. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE
Tennis fans hold up a Union Flag in front of the big screen at Murray Mount as Britain's Andy Murray beats Russia's Mikhail Youzhny in their fourth round men's singles match.
Tennis fans hold up a Union Flag in front of the big screen at Murray Mount as Britain's Andy Murray beats Russia's Mikhail Youzhny in their fourth round men's singles match.
Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina shakes hands with Andreas Seppi of Italy after defeating him in their Men's singles match.
Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina shakes hands with Andreas Seppi of Italy after defeating him in their Men's singles match.
Sabine Lisicki of Germany celebrates after defeating Serena Williams of the U.S. during their women's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
Sabine Lisicki of Germany celebrates after defeating Serena Williams of the U.S. during their women's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

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