Sabine Lisicki upset Maria Sharapova on Tuesday at Wimbledon, the 16th time a German took down a reigning World No.1.
WTA Staff

LONDON, England - Sabine Lisicki's triumph over Maria Sharapova in the fourth round of Wimbledon on Monday was the 16th time a German upended a reigning World No.1 in rankings history and just the fifth time by someone other than Steffi Graf.

Here is a list of each instance of a German defeating a World No.1:

EventGermanWorld No.1Score
'86 Berlin FGrafNavratilova62 63
'87 Miami SFGrafNavratilova63 62
'87 French Open FGrafNavratilova64 46 86
'91 San Antonio FGrafSeles64 63
'91 Hamburg FGrafSeles75 67(4) 63
'92 Wimbledon FGrafSeles62 61
'95 French Open FGrafSánchez-Vicario75 46 60
'95 US Open FGrafSeles76(6) 06 63
'96 US Open FGrafSeles75 64
'98 Philadelphia FGrafDavenport46 63 64
'99 French Open FGrafHingis46 75 62
'05 Stanford 2rGroenefeldDavenport50 ret.
'11 Miami 4rPetkovicWozniacki75 36 63
'11 Stuttgart FGoergesWozniacki76(3) 63
'11 Madrid 3rGoergesWozniacki64 16 63
'12 Wimbledon 4rLisickiSharapova64 63


Notes: Graf and Seles were co-No.1 for their '95 and '96 US Open finals.