It's all over for Sharapova as ice maiden melts thanks to slick Lisicki heat
14:42 GMT, 2 July 2012
Top seed Maria Sharapova crashed out of Wimbledon on Monday when she was emphatically beaten by big-hitting Sabine Lisicki in the fourth round.
The French Open champion had looked to be in ominous form, but amid damp scenes on Court One, where at one stage play was suspended for over 30 minutes, she was unable to scale the heights that saw her beat the same opponent at the semi-final stage last year.
Sharapova's serve was broken three times in a chaotic first set and crucially once early in the second, with 15th-seeded German Lisicki taking the match 6-4 6-3 – the same score by which she lost to Sharapova 12 months ago.
More to follow.
Going home: Maria Sharapova has been knocked out
Victory: Sabine Lisicki marches on