Things are getting serious at the All England Club. Heading into Monday's action, both the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the women's draw have been eliminated.
Serena Williams and Li Na have fallen and they can't get up, at least not until their next appearance. Williams dropped her second straight match to Alize Cornet, per Nicholas McCarvel of Wimbledon.com.
"It was the epic that no one saw coming—not even Alize Cornet."
Their exits may have opened the door wide for French Open champion Maria Sharapova to grab her second Wimbledon title.
On Monday, Sharapova will battle Angelique Kerber for the right to reach the quarterfinals. Sharapova has won four of the five meetings between the two, and she's been on a roll in London.
Sharapova has made quick work of her opponents with just her first-round match exceeding an hour in length. That one lasted only one hour and nine minutes, per Wimbledon.com. Sharapova is so hot, her opponents have to look for minor victories in the crowd in London.
Check out what third-round victim Alison Riske had to say after losing to Sharapova:
Sharapova's match with Kerber should be one of the highlights of Monday's action.
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To watch the action unfold, you can tune in to ESPN from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. To watch it online, log on to ESPN3.
Most Intriguing Match on Men's Side of the Draw
Novak Djokovic vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Djokovic and Tsonga have played in some classics. Djokovic won a five-set masterpiece against Tsonga at the French Open in 2012. Tsonga came out on the winning end in another five-set marathon at the 2010 Australian Open.
Before Stanislas Wawrinka knocked off Djokovic in this year's Aussie Open, the loss to Tsonga was the last time Djokovic tasted defeat in the sport's first Grand Slam on the calendar.
Fatigue could be a factor for Tsonga. He's already played in two five-set matches en route to the round of 16.
We'll see if another long, epic match is on tap for these two.
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