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The reigning Wimbledon champion, Petra Kvitova, will not defend her title as she was knocked out in the quarterfinals by—who else—Serena Williams.
This was a matchup that many fans were hoping to see in the final, but fate brought these two, past Wimbledon champions together a little sooner.
The rain—which has plagued the All England Club throughout the week—looked to be a blessing for Kvitova. Rain means closing the roof on Centre Court, and Kvitova plays great indoors. She has only lost one match indoors in the last two years.
However, the opportunistic Serena saw her chance to pounce at 3-2 in the first set, and she took it. After breaking Kvitova, Serena took the first set and used that motivation to fuel her play from there on. Although, Kvitova answered Serena in the second set by playing some of her best tennis ever, it just was not enough.