2014 Wimbledon Update: Maria Sharapova Upset by Angelique Kerber in Round of 16 [PHOTOS]

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By James Patrick Quizon | July 2, 2014 3:30 AM EST

Bye-bye, Maria.

Germany’s Angelique Kerber defeated Russia’s Maria Sharapova, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-4 in the Round of 16 of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships on Tuesday

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Angelique Kerber of Germany hits a return during her women's singles tennis match against Maria Sharapova of Russia at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London July 1, 2014.

Sharapova’s dream of a second Wimbledon title turned into a nightmare exit after 49 unforced errors—19 coming in the crucial third and final set. Kerber was simply steadier in this match with a total of 11 unforced errors.

Sharapova won the Grand Slam in London in 2004 but has never advanced past the fourth round three years in a row now.

Kerber was a huge underdog entering the match-up and was meeting Sharapova for the sixth time. The Russian was 4-1 over Kerber before the Round of 16 battle in London.

Kerber returns to the quarterfinals in Wimby for the first time since her semis appearance in 2012. The 26-year-old German faces up-and-comer Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in the next round.

View the slide show for more images from the Sharapova-Kerber match in Wimbledon 2014.

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Angelique Kerber of Germany hits a return during her women's singles tennis match against Maria Sharapova of Russia at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London July 1, 2014.
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