LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 22: Mardy Fish of the United States returns a shot during his second round match against Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan on Day Three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 22, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Wimbledon 2011, Day 7: Williams Sisters, Wozniacki Eliminated; Fish Keeps U.S. Hopes Alive

Serena Williams is out of Wimbledon after being beat by Italian Marion Bartoli in the fourth round on Monday. Venus Williams followed close on her heels with an upset loss to No. 32 Tsvetana Pironkova.

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Wimbledon 2011 Results: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic Through To Quarters

Match results from Day 7 of Wimbledon 2011, where the men's draw remains considerably more orderly than the women's. Whatever big-money matchup you were looking for between the top three ATP players, the possibility remains alive. 

• No. 3 Roger Federer def. No. 18 Mikhail Youzhny, 6-7(5) 6-3 6-3 6-3. The All England Club's No. 1 Court has already seen quite enough drama for one day, with Serena Williams' upset loss to Marion Bartoli. The Maestro, apparently agreeing, waited just 54 minutes to flip the switch on his Championships buzzsaw and earn his ninth straight quarterfinals berth in SW19. The six-time grass-court king will next encounter No. 12 Jo Wilfried Tsonga, who just upset No. 7 David Ferrer in straight sets. 

• No. 1 Rafael Nadal def. No. 24 Juan Martin Del Potro, 7-6(6) 3-6 7-6(4) 6-4. At the other end of the draw, we have Rafa, who battled a left foot injury for the entire match, and briefly contemplated retiring at the end of his first set. It's the World No. 1's fifth quarters berth at Wimbledon, and he's never made it this far without at least reaching the finals as well, but he's got one bum leg and a resurgent No. 10 Mardy Fish to overcome in the quarters first. 

• No. 2 Novak Djokovic def. No. 19 Michael Llodra, 6-3 6-3 6-3. Not a hiccup from the problem child of the big three. Djokovic draws the easiest quarterfinals opponent of any player in the draw in unseeded Australian upstart Bernard Tomic. 

Day 8 of Wimbledon 2011 will commence play at 7 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 28. 


2011 Wimbledon: Mardy Fish Keeps American Hopes Alive With Upset Victory

No. 10 Mardy Fish def. No. 6 Tomas Berdych, 7-6(5) 6-4 6-4. The No. 2 Court at the All-England Club has already seen one top seed go spiraling out of the women's draw on Day 7 of Wimbledon 2011, and American Mardy Fish, the lone U.S. player still alive in the Championships, has just added another. He did this while carrying the unconscionable sin of playing professional tennis past one's 30th birthday, and despite never having advanced past the third round at SW19 in an eleven-year pro career. Fish dealt 23 aces to Berdych's seven, a stat bested this tournament only by the 26 in his first-round match against Marcel Granollers. 

Fish takes up the Wimbledon Grizzledy mantle from the ousted Robin Söderling, and will face the comparatively clean-cut winner of the Rafa Nadal-Juan Martin Del Potro match still in progress in the quarterfinals. 

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for more results from Day 7 of Wimbledon 2011. Get live scores at the tournament's official website, and watch matches online for free on ESPN3.


2011 Wimbledon: Andy Murray Advances To Fourth Straight Quarterfinals

No. 4 Andy Murray def. No. 17 Richard Gasquet, 7-6(3) 6-3 6-2. Great Britain's on-again, off-again most favored son of tennis remains "the Brit" and not "the Scot" for at least one day more in the Wimbledon press corps with a too-rare straight-sets defeat of the pesky Frenchman. With just ten unforced errors and 14 aces on Murray's part, the 2007 semifinalist was dispatched in just a shade over two hours. Afterwards, the greatest hope for a hometown win by a male player at a Grand Slam paid his respects to the royals in attendance:

Murray's made four straight Wimbledon quarterfinals, and the semis in 2009 and 2010. This, you'll recall, is where he traditionally runs into trouble. His next 2011 Championships opponent will be Feliciano Lopez of Spain.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for more results from Day 7 of Wimbledon 2011. Get live scores at the tournament's official website, and watch matches online for free on ESPN3.


Venus Williams Out At Wimbledon, Upset By No. 32 Tsvetana Pironkova

No. 32 Tsvetana Pironkova def. No. 23 Venus Williams, 6-2 6-3. A bare handful of minutes after No. 7 Serena Williams was ousted from Wimbledon 2011 by No. 9 Marion Bartoli, an even more lopsided upset was delivered to her big sister. Extremely clean tennis on Pironkova's part (just nine unforced errors in the entire match) vaulted her to her second consecutive surprise run to the Championships quarterfinals (she was a semifinalist as well in 2010's tournament). And she won't even be the lowest-ranked remaining player in the women's draw: With today's bloodbath, two unseeded women, Sabine Lisicki and Tamira Paszak, lurk in the quarters. Pironkova will face No. 8 Petra Kvitova for the right to presumably advance to take on No. 4 Victoria Azarenka in the semis.  

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for more results from Day 7 of Wimbledon 2011. Get live scores at the tournament's official website, and watch matches online for free on ESPN3.


Serena Williams Out Of Wimbledon 2011, Falls To Marion Bartoli

No. 9 Marion Bartoli of France scored one of the biggest wins of her career Monday on Court No. 1 at the All-England Club, defeating two-time defending champion Serena Williams 6-3, 7-6(6) in the fourth round.

Bartoli broke Serena at 5-5 in the second set, and had two match points serving at 6-5, 40-15. But Serena saved both, and then a third, eventually breaking Bartoli to force a tiebreak. 

But fearless returning from Bartoli again put her in the lead, and on her fifth match point of the day Bartoli finished off Serena with an ace.

The consequences of this loss for Serena could be long-lasting. Not only is her chance at a three-peat gone, her ranking will now fall well outside the top 100. If she plays a full schedule the remainder of the year her ranking should return closer to where it belongs within months.

Bartoli has been one of the hottest players in the game last month, making it to the semifinals of the French Open and winning the Premier-level Wimbledon warm-up tournament in Eastbourne. But those achievements pale in comparison to knocking out Serena Williams at Wimbledon (in straight sets, no less).

Wild card Sabine Lisicki (who herself knocked off No. 3 Li Na in the second round) awaits Bartoli in the quarterfinals. Lisicki defeated Petra Cetkovska 7-6(3), 6-1 in her fourth round match.

And if you were wondering--yes, Bartoli's parents were allowed to stay for the entirety of this win.

Venus Williams, now the last remaining American woman in the draw, is next up on Centre Court against Tsvetana Pironkova, who knocked her out of the 2010 tournament. Their match was preceded by Andy Murray's straight-sets win over Richard Gasquet, 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-2. 

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