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Stills From SW19: The Uprising

Five former No.1s with seven Grand Slams between them took the courts of the All-England Club on Wednesday, but the underdogs wouldn't have any of it, rising up and taking the power back.

Published June 27, 2013 12:00

Fans once again flocked to the historic All-England Club for another day of Wimbledon play...
Fans once again flocked to the historic All-England Club for another day of Wimbledon play...
But little did they know it would be one of the most shocking days in the history of the sport.
But little did they know it would be one of the most shocking days in the history of the sport.
Things started to form somewhat with No.74 Sílvia Soler-Espinosa falling to No.65 Monica Puig.
Things started to form somewhat with No.74 Sílvia Soler-Espinosa falling to No.65 Monica Puig.
Puig had already created a surprise earlier in the week though, beating No.5 Sara Errani.
Puig had already created a surprise earlier in the week though, beating No.5 Sara Errani.
Things started going pear shaped for the favorites soon after though, a slew of No.1s in trouble.
Things started going pear shaped for the favorites soon after though, a slew of No.1s in trouble.
After Victoria Azarenka's withdrawal, Caroline Wozniacki was taken out by Petra Cetkovska.
After Victoria Azarenka's withdrawal, Caroline Wozniacki was taken out by Petra Cetkovska.
Over on Centre Court, Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard was rising up against Ana Ivanovic.
Over on Centre Court, Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard was rising up against Ana Ivanovic.
Ivanovic, a former French Open champion who spent 12 weeks at No.1, actually played very well...
Ivanovic, a former French Open champion who spent 12 weeks at No.1, actually played very well...
But Bouchard was too tough on the big points, taking out the hard-hitting Serb in straights.
But Bouchard was too tough on the big points, taking out the hard-hitting Serb in straights.
Then it was Michelle Larcher de Brito's turn - she absolutely stunned Maria Sharapova.
Then it was Michelle Larcher de Brito's turn - she absolutely stunned Maria Sharapova.
Sharapova hadn't lost to a player ranked that low at a Grand Slam since Wimbledon five years ago.
Sharapova hadn't lost to a player ranked that low at a Grand Slam since Wimbledon five years ago.
Vesna Dolonc wrapped up the former World No.1 exodus by taking out fellow Serb Jelena Jankovic.
Vesna Dolonc wrapped up the former World No.1 exodus by taking out fellow Serb Jelena Jankovic.
There was some order, though, albeit barely, with Sloane Stephens edging Andrea Petkovic.
There was some order, though, albeit barely, with Sloane Stephens edging Andrea Petkovic.
And Kirsten Flipkens was also among the winners, following up on her 's-Hertogenbosch final.
And Kirsten Flipkens was also among the winners, following up on her 's-Hertogenbosch final.
Marion Bartoli and Petra Kvitova were the only two Top 16 seeds on the bottom half to survive.
Marion Bartoli and Petra Kvitova were the only two Top 16 seeds on the bottom half to survive.
  • Fans once again flocked to the historic All-England Club for another day of Wimbledon play...
  • But little did they know it would be one of the most shocking days in the history of the sport.
  • Things started to form somewhat with No.74 Sílvia Soler-Espinosa falling to No.65 Monica Puig.
  • Puig had already created a surprise earlier in the week though, beating No.5 Sara Errani.
  • Things started going pear shaped for the favorites soon after though, a slew of No.1s in trouble.
  • After Victoria Azarenka's withdrawal, Caroline Wozniacki was taken out by Petra Cetkovska.
  • Over on Centre Court, Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard was rising up against Ana Ivanovic.
  • Ivanovic, a former French Open champion who spent 12 weeks at No.1, actually played very well...
  • But Bouchard was too tough on the big points, taking out the hard-hitting Serb in straights.
  • Then it was Michelle Larcher de Brito's turn - she absolutely stunned Maria Sharapova.
  • Sharapova hadn't lost to a player ranked that low at a Grand Slam since Wimbledon five years ago.
  • Vesna Dolonc wrapped up the former World No.1 exodus by taking out fellow Serb Jelena Jankovic.
  • There was some order, though, albeit barely, with Sloane Stephens edging Andrea Petkovic.
  • And Kirsten Flipkens was also among the winners, following up on her 's-Hertogenbosch final.
  • Marion Bartoli and Petra Kvitova were the only two Top 16 seeds on the bottom half to survive.
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