Di setiap turnamen olahraga selalu muncul atlet atau tim non unggulan yang mampu membungkam para jagoan. Termasuk di turnamen tenis Grand Slam, Wimbledon 2013. Para pembunuh raksasa ini bahkan sudah menyingkirkan Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer dan Rafael Nadal di hari ketiga turnamen yang dimulai pada 24 Juni -7 Juli 2013 itu.
The world number 66 upset No. 12 seed Ana Ivanovic 6-3
6-3 in second round. The match was moved to Centre court from an outside court
on short notice after second-seeded Victoria Azarenka withdrew with an injury.
The world number 116 stunned defending champion Roger
Federer 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 7-5 7-6(5) in the second round to end the tennis legend's
streak of reaching 36 consecutive grand slam quarter-finals.
who had never beaten a top 15 player in his career, said after his sensational
win: "I'm still in disbelief that actually happened."
"When you play
Roger Federer at Wimbledon, it's like you're playing two persons. First you play
Roger Federer and then you play his ego."
The world number 135 caused a sensational upset when he
thrashed 12-times Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal 7-6(4) 7-6(8) 6-4 in the
Darcis, nicknamed "The Shark", however, was forced to
withdraw from the tournament and did not even make it onto the court to play his
second round match against Lukasz Kubot because of a shoulder injury.
Michelle Larcher de Brito:
The Portugese firebrand and 131st-ranked
qualifier defeated third seed Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-4 in the second round
The 65th-ranked Puerto Rican upset fifth seed Sara Errani
6-3 6-2 on the first day of 2013 Wimbledon on June 25. Puig hit 35 winners
against the stunned Errani.
The local favorite and 38th-ranked Robson upset number 10
seed Maria Kirilenko 6-3 6-4 in the first round.
The 21-year-old Czech, ranked 77 in the world, prove
to be too strong for 13th-seeded Nadia Petrova in the first round as she cruised
to a 6-3 6-2 win.
The 72nd-ranked Bulgarian thrashed Anastasia
Pavlyuchenkova, the No. 21 seed, 6-0 6-1 in the first round.
The 23-year-old Serbian, ranked No. 97, upset No. 16 seed
Jelena Jankovic 7-5 6-2 in the second round.
Dreadlocked Wimbledon qualifier Dustin Brown has no coach
and used to travel to tournaments in a camper van but on 27 June 2013, he
enjoyed his greatest success at a grand slam by knocking out former champion
After wearing down Hewitt with a 6-4 6-4 6-7(6) 6-2
victory, the 189th-ranked Brown said: "I have been close to winning big matches
but never quite got it together.
The Czech, ranked No. 196, beat ninth-seeded Caroline
Wozniacki 6-2 6-2 in the second round. Wozniacki injured her ankle during the
match, but Cetkovska focussed on the task at hand and won in 75 minutes.
The 25-year-old Italian, ranked 104th in the world, trumped
No. 27 seed Lucie Safarova 4-6 6-4 6-4 in the second round.
The 93rd ranked Italian had to win two tie-breakers en
route to edging out the 22nd-ranked Sorana Cirstea 7-6(7) 7-6(6) in the second