Roger Federer's exit from the Wimbledon race reasserted the unexpected nature of the prestigious tournament. But one thing you can count on is that the all-round biggies throw the biggest surprises of the Wimbledon season. Any tennis fan can, thus, count on aces Roger Federer and Venus Williams to dish out the best.
After 31-year-old Venus Williams and her sister and defending champ Serena Williams bowed out of the tournament Monday, the
Swiss terror on the tennis court exited Wednesday. The six time champion was squandered by 12th-seeded Frenchman, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. This came after both the sisters were ousted in the fourth round on the same day, Monday.The Williams sisters have a tally of nine titles combined to show for themselves.
While the fall of defending champ in the women's tournament raised a few eyebrows, Federer and Venus have consistently for two years in a row fallen in the mid way to the trophy.
This year, the world number six Venus Williams fell to number 33 Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria. Interestingly, the American was defeated by the same opponent last year as well. The Bulgarian who had never even been past the second round of any Grand Slam became the first-ever from her country to secure a semifinal appearance. The 22-year-old was WTA's No. 82-ranked player. She first defeated Venus in the 2006 Australian Open as the No. 94 player in the world.
In 2010, Swiss star Roger Federer serve his first ever massive Wimbledon shocker by exiting in the quarter finals. The reigning Wimbledon champ back then lost to Tomas Berdych 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. His opponent's serve, forehand and offense earned him his first time ever disappointment since 2002 that Federer will not be in the finals.
Right about the time when Roger Federer's 2010 disappointment made news, the sports press diligently chose to add this detail - Williams Sisters, defeated by Russians Vera Zvonareva and Elena Vesnina 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, lost for the first time since 2003 at Wimbledon.