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United States’ Lauren Davis celebrates after beating Germany’s Angelique Kerber in a Women’s singles match during day four of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday, July 4, 2019.
United States’ Lauren Davis celebrates after beating Germany’s Angelique Kerber in a Women’s singles match during day four of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday, July 4, 2019.|Ben Curtis | Associated Press
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Another Wimbledon upset: Defending champion Angelique Kerber loses to unseeded American Lauren Davis

Associated Press

Unseeded American Lauren Davis came from a set down to knock out defending champion Angelique Kerber in the second round of Wimbledon.

Davis failed to even get through qualifying and only made the tournament as a lucky loser after some of the wild-card spots weren't used, but pulled off perhaps the biggest upset of the week by beating Kerber 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.

"It's almost surreal," said Davis, who started the year ranked outside the top 250.

Davis said the turning point came when she was up a break at 3-2 in the second set and managed to hold after saving three break points.

"I told myself you're strong, you can do it, you belong here," Davis said.

Kerber beat Serena Williams in last year's final.