Boy, Wimbledon sure has been fun thus far, hasn't it?
That didn't change this weekend, which featured a fantastic Saturday of play followed by a much-needed Sunday of rest. There was a perfect set, favorites that were taken to the limit, and players fighting on and shocking everyone.
At this year's tournament, it was just another zany day. At any other tournament, it would have been a remarkable day and one to remember.
Let's recap some of the highlights.
Yaroslava Shvedova's Perfect Set
That's right, I said a perfect set. The Associated Press (via Fox News) has the context of the accomplishment:
No woman had ever won all 24 points in a set in a professional match—and only one man had done it—until 65th-ranked Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan began that way against 10th-seeded Sara Errani of Italy, who was the runner-up at the French Open.
While she didn't dominate the next set in quite the same way, she still managed a 6-4 win and moved on.
Her prize for making history en route to a win is a date with Serena Williams.
Brian Baker Moves On
One of the stories of the tournament has been American Brian Baker advancing to the fourth round, which he did on Saturday by defeating Benoit Paire 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Baker returned to tennis in April of 2011 after five surgeries and six years away from the game.
That's right, six years.
And after winning his third-round match, he now gets to face Philipp Kohlschreiber—you know, the guy who beat Lukas Rosol, who of course is the guy that pulled off one of the greatest upsets in any sport ever when he beat Rafael Nadal.
Wimbledon has been crazy, and Baker is right in the middle of the madness.
Top Players Hold Form
On the ladies' side, Serena Williams, Petra Kvitova, Ana Ivanovic and Victoria Azarenka advanced. The most surprising result of the day was the upset of 10th-ranked Sara Errani.
It sets up some juicy matchups on Monday, with Ivanovic taking on Azarenka, Maria Sharapova facing Sabine Lisicki, Cilic taking on Murray and Tsonga facing Fish.
Should be fun.
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