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One wacky day at Wimbledon

Serena, Sharapova and Rafa give us drama we won't soon forget

Updated: July 1, 2014, 7:50 PM ET
By Matt Wilansky | ESPN.com

LONDON -- It was one of those unrelenting days that kept getting more dire and more bizarre as the seconds ticked away.

When Maria Sharapova finally succumbed to her fate after saving six match points, the women's field took yet another hit. Serena Williams had lost just a few days before, and No. 2 seed Li Na had long been making plans for the hard-court season. This was, by all accounts, Sharapova's tournament to lose. And she lost.

But hours later, when the Sharapova saga ...

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