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Tennis: US hit 103-year Wimbledon low as Isner goes out

Published on Jul 1, 2014 1:19 AM
 

LONDON (REUTERS) - John Isner's defeat against Spain's Feliciano Lopez at Wimbledon on Monday left the United States with no survivors in the fourth round of the men's or women's singles for the first time since 1911.

Despite blasting down 52 aces, the American went down 6-7 (8-10), 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-3), 7-5 in a third-round match that was stopped on Saturday because of heavy rain.

Earlier, teenager Madison Keys was forced to withdraw from her third-round match against Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova with a leg injury, having trailed 6-7, 6-6 when play was suspended because of poor light on Saturday evening.

World No. 1 Serena Williams was unexpectedly beaten in the third round by Frenchwoman Alize Cornet on Saturday - the American five-time champion's earliest exit since 2005.

 
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