Sabine Lisicki has ended Serena Williams' reign as Wimbledon champion as the German 23rd seed clinched a stunning 3-sets victory over the world number one in the fourth round.
Lisicki, who plays Estonia's Kaia Kanepi for a place in the last four, has an impressive Wimbledon record, reaching the quarter-finals three times and the last four in 2011, but this incredible upset on Centre Court was by far her greatest achievement at the All England Club.
The 23-year-old has failed to make it past the fourth round in 16 grand slam appearances outside Wimbledon, but she comes alive on the grass-courts of south-west London.
Despite facing the most ferocious hitter in the history of women's tennis, Lisicki matched Serena blow for blow, unloading more winners and serving more aces than the five-time Wimbledon champion in two hours and four minutes of high drama.
Since an embarrassing first round loss at last year's French Open, Williams had simply been unstoppable, winning 77 of her 80 matches and collecting the Wimbledon, US Open, French Open and Olympic titles in the process.