The Biggest upsets in Tennis- Part Three
While I was compiling these stories I noticed that Wimbledon has given more shockers than any other Open era tournaments. It would be better to start my last part of the story with Wimbledon upset of 2011 to 2016. And let’s hope that upcoming Wimbledon 2017 will be more interesting and thrilling to watch out.
The first blow of the Wimbledon was in 2013 when the defending Champion Roger Federer was ousted by un-seeded Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round by 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6. The same year in women’s singles was the match between defending champion Serena Williams and 23rd seed Lisicki. It was a well played game by German Sabine Lisicki that ended in her favor as she beat Serena 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.
The next Wimbledon year was 2016 when we witnessed more thrilling contests. At the lowest rank of 772 in the men’s single draw Marcus Willis beat then world no. 54 Ricardas Berankis in straight set by 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. Marcus Willis battled through six rounds of qualifying to make it to the main draw and reached second round match against Wimbledon legend Roger Federer. The same year world no. 1 Novak Djokovic lost to Sam Querrey in the third round by 7-6 (8-6), 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5). Djokovic was eyeing his consecutive third Wimbledon this year and a calendar-year Grand Slam. All hopes were crushed by Sam Querry.
Next was US Open 2015 when Serena Williams was on her way to become the third women in Open era to achieve a calendar year Grand Slam when she lost the semi-final to Roberta Vinic of Italy. Again it was Serena Williams who tasted defeat in French Open 2016. The defending champion and World No. 1 met with Spanish ace Garbiñe Muguruza in the final. She defeated Serena to clinch her maiden Grand Slam ever.
Last but not the least was Australian Open 2015 when Swiss Superstar Roger Federer lost in the third round to Andreas Seppi by 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (5). There must be other great matches before 1990 and surely more are stored for future. Keep your finger crossed for your favorite to win and hope for good Grand Slam era.