There was a lot of talk around Sam heading into this Wimbledon. How would she do? Sure, that kick serve won’t work too well, but what about the power and the consistency? It’s the WTA, who knows?! Hell, I had my doubts, hence leaving her off my seedings.
But I don’t think anyone saw her losing to the 2009 Freefaller.
She who could do nothing wrong lost to she who could do nothing right. Lately, anyway. I guess that’s how tennis works. 6-4, 6-4 for Kaia Kanepi. It must be the white. A superhero can’t be told what their costume will be. Besides, white is so bland, and impossible to sneak around in. Pssh, Wimbledon. What do you know?
This also means that both Roland Garros finalists are out in the first round of Wimbledon. I’m not sure the last time the two finalists of a grand slam turned around and lost in the first round of the next one, but considering Serena has never lost in the first round of a slam, I’m guessing it’s been a long, long time.