Kaia Kanepi shocked the tennis world when she upset No. 9 ranked Caroline Wozniacki, 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-3 in the third round.
It was an ugly victory for the Estonian, who failed to convert on four match points. Yet, her grit and determination outweighed Wozniacki's.
Now, the No. 23 Kanepi has been thrusted into the limelight. She's already shown that she can beat the world's former top-ranked player. So if she can keep the momentum rolling, then that spells danger for Arantxa Rus in Round 4.
The soon to be 27-year-old has already won two titles this year, and racked up a solid 16-6 record. She may lack some name value, but that's why they play the match.
"Her titles at Brisbane International and Estoril Open show that she is an all court player and knows her way around on all surfaces," said Akshay Kohli of Tennisearth.com. "Presently ranked at 23 in the World, Kanepi is looking to rise up the rankings and challenge the big guns more. Her heavy ground strokes can give anyone a run for their money."