Maria Sharapova to face Sabine Lisicki

Updated: June 28, 2011, 7:05 PM ET
Associated Press

WIMBLEDON, England -- Maria Sharapova's coach called it "a statement."

For exactly one hour of excellence, Sharapova played -- and sounded -- exactly the way she did when she was a teen, when it seemed nothing could stop her.

Those powerful-as-ever groundstrokes cut through the grass, landing right where she wanted. Those solid-as-ever service returns flummoxed her overmatched opponent. And those loud-as-ever shrieks bounced around Centre Court, its retractable ...

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