Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic (right) hugs compatriot Lucie Safarova whom she defeated in their semi final match at Wimbledon. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich

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Angelique Kerber of Germany celebrates during her  fourth-round match against Maria Sharapova of Russia at Wimbledon. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

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Serena Williams at full stretch during her second round defeat to  Garbine Muguruza of Spain. Photograph: EPA

A tournament of upsets got the biggest of the lot as defending champion Serena Williams sensationally lost to Spaniard Garbine Muguruza in the second (...)

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