Perry, last American, loses; Sharapova, Li advance

Updated: July 3, 2006, 10:07 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

WIMBLEDON, England -- It hardly seemed fair.

The last chance for the United States to avoid getting shut out of the Wimbledon singles quarterfinals for the first time in nearly a century rested with a woman who's ranked 62nd, never played in a Grand Slam's fourth round until Monday and was facing a two-time runner-up at majors.

Shenay Perry knew all too well she was the last American standing -- "Everyone told me," she sighed -- and that, plus the stage and opponent, overwhelmed ...

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