WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND (AP) - Maria Sharapova’s bid for a second consecutive Grand Slam title ended Monday with a 6-4, 6-3 loss to Sabine Lisicki in the fourth round at Wimbledon that will also cost her the No. 1 ranking.
The Russian completed a career Grand Slam by taking the trophy at Roland Garros last month and secured the No. 1 ranking.
Sharapova will lose the No. 1 spot in next week’s rankings to either Victoria Azarenka or Agnieszka Radwanska.