In essence, professional tennis is a lot like the NFL. Any formidable opponent can go down in any tournament/game and when the upsets happen — boy do they come in bunches. If the football mantra is “Any given Sunday” then the 2013 Wimbledon Championships slogan should just be “Any given day,” as the top players are dropping out on a daily basis.
More often than not though, the cream rises to the top and super athletes like Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal regularly take home the trophies. For example, Serena had previously been on a 34-match winning streak and had shown zero signs of slowing down. However, Williams is no longer riding a hot steak and Sabrine Lasicki is responsible for sending the top-ranked women’s tennis player home from Wimbledon.
As easy as it is to bash the heavily-favorited Williams for getting ousted, let’s keep in mind just how difficult it is to win at Wimbledon. Not to mention, the folks in London gave her quite the unfair draw as Lasicki is a monster on grass with a serve clocked well above 100 MPH. This is still an upset, but it’s not nearly as bad as the Ls that Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer suffered earlier in the tourney.
Like always, Williams will go back to the drawing board in attempts to get back on another 34-match hot steak.