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No. 1 seed Serena Williams upset at Wimbledon

LONDON — For 34 matches over 4½ months, on hard, clay, or grass courts, Serena Williams was unbeaten — and, in the minds of many, unbeatable.

So it was apt, somehow, that the longest winning streak in women’s tennis since 2000 would end at this memorably unpredictable edition of Wimbledon, where up is down, where seedings and pedigree mean nothing whatsoever, and where even five-time champion Williams looked lost.

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