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If you like betting on the underdogs, this 2010 Wimbledon tournament has probably taken your weekly balance to unprecedented heights. Sure enough, there is no playing during the night at the Wimbledon. But heck, that sure has not stopped the some of the biggest stars on the tournament to fall down from the English skyline. Let´s take a look at some of these astronomical letdowns by the sports finest.
First some unknown Taiwanese player that went by the name Yen-Hsun Lu showed Andy Roddick (ML-2500) the exit door in what had been on of his earliest departures from the All English Tennis Club.
Then Tzvetana Pironkova took down Venus in less then 1 hour and 40 minutes of play in two straight sets. That’s right, were talking about the gal who has won this tournament 5 times.
And as if that was not enough, just a couple of hours later, the Federer Express derailed catastrophically after Thomas Byrdich defeated the six time Wimbledon champion in 4 sets.
But let’s stick to this story. It seemed that both Venus and Kim Clijsters were going to take another go at the Centre Court for an exciting Tournament Match. But it all went south for the two professional players.
Tsvetana Pironkova is a 23-year-old Bulgarian player that is currently ranked No. 82 in the world. To really put things into perspective, you need to understand that she wasn’t really expected to do much in the tournament, not even make it into the second round. Yet she managed to defeat Venus Williams in the quarterfinals 6-2, 6-3, to take on the advantage.
Pironkova had played Venus back in 2006 in the Australian Open. Again, the Bulgarian had overplayed Venus and had managed to bring on one of her mayor upsets in her career. Just to give you an idea, this was Pironkova’s 13th win in a Grand Slam, while Venus Williams was shut down on her pursuit of her 200th win in a major tournament. Even more, Pironkova had only one a single match before this tournament in Wimbledon. And then this happened.
Pironkova had defeated Venus in the land down under back when she was 18. It was the first time she made it to the sports media headlines. She stunned Williams 2-6, 6-0, 9-7. Back in 2004, Williams had played 32 Grand Slam single events. This was still the only time she lost in a first round in one of the Big 4 tournaments.
It seems that Venus, who recently turned 30, is starting to lose her touch. She is at the sunset of her professional career. It must be incredibly hard for such an aggressive and passionate player. She has had 77 games in Wimbledon. Venus and her sister Serena have marked this game. This is it. Many are wondering if this is were it all starts to go downhill for both the Williams sisters and Roger Federer. Only time will tell.