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Stills From SW19: Eight Surprises

The first few days of Wimbledon have brought all kinds of surprises, from sweet ones to royal ones to just plain on-court shockers. Count all eight of them here!

Published June 25, 2014 12:10

1: Pleasant Surprise. Marion Bartoli came back to Wimbledon - but not as a player this time.
1: Pleasant Surprise. Marion Bartoli came back to Wimbledon - but not as a player this time.
The Frenchwoman, who won the title last year, opened Centre Court play on Tuesday at the coin toss.
The Frenchwoman, who won the title last year, opened Centre Court play on Tuesday at the coin toss.
2: Magical Surprise. Sabine Lisicki, last year's runner-up, filled Bartoli's role on Tuesday.
2: Magical Surprise. Sabine Lisicki, last year's runner-up, filled Bartoli's role on Tuesday.
Lisicki won her match against Julia Glushko and said afterwards she gets a magical feeling on Centre.
Lisicki won her match against Julia Glushko and said afterwards she gets a magical feeling on Centre.
3: Sweet Surprise. Sugarpova, Maria Sharapova's candy line, opened up a pop-up shop in the village.
3: Sweet Surprise. Sugarpova, Maria Sharapova's candy line, opened up a pop-up shop in the village.
Sugarpova was launched in 2012 and has been growing ever since - try it in the Wimbledon Village!
Sugarpova was launched in 2012 and has been growing ever since - try it in the Wimbledon Village!
4: Shaq Surprise. Shaquille O'Neal, or Shaq, was in the Royal Box on opening day on Monday.
4: Shaq Surprise. Shaquille O'Neal, or Shaq, was in the Royal Box on opening day on Monday.
At 7' 1
At 7' 1" tall, NBA legend Shaq is taller than any men's player on the pro tour - let alone the women.
5: Royal Surprise. Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, stopped off at SW19 on Wednesday.
5: Royal Surprise. Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, stopped off at SW19 on Wednesday.
Britain's Laura Robson, Canada's Milos Raonic and Lisicki all got to meet the distinguished royal.
Britain's Laura Robson, Canada's Milos Raonic and Lisicki all got to meet the distinguished royal.
6: Little Surprise. Naomi Broady's biggest fan was in the box for her match with Caroline Wozniacki.
6: Little Surprise. Naomi Broady's biggest fan was in the box for her match with Caroline Wozniacki.
Broady's niece, Lola, was cheering her on during her best ever run at a Grand Slam tournament.
Broady's niece, Lola, was cheering her on during her best ever run at a Grand Slam tournament.
7: Comeback Surprise. Vera Zvonareva won her opener on Wednesday - the beginning of a second coming?
7: Comeback Surprise. Vera Zvonareva won her opener on Wednesday - the beginning of a second coming?
8: On-Court Shocker. Bojana Jovanovski pulled off a shocker over Victoria Azarenka on Wednesday.
8: On-Court Shocker. Bojana Jovanovski pulled off a shocker over Victoria Azarenka on Wednesday.
The WTA Rising Star took out the former World No.1 in a three set thriller in the second round.
The WTA Rising Star took out the former World No.1 in a three set thriller in the second round.
  • 1: Pleasant Surprise. Marion Bartoli came back to Wimbledon - but not as a player this time.
  • The Frenchwoman, who won the title last year, opened Centre Court play on Tuesday at the coin toss.
  • 2: Magical Surprise. Sabine Lisicki, last year's runner-up, filled Bartoli's role on Tuesday.
  • Lisicki won her match against Julia Glushko and said afterwards she gets a magical feeling on Centre.
  • 3: Sweet Surprise. Sugarpova, Maria Sharapova's candy line, opened up a pop-up shop in the village.
  • Sugarpova was launched in 2012 and has been growing ever since - try it in the Wimbledon Village!
  • 4: Shaq Surprise. Shaquille O'Neal, or Shaq, was in the Royal Box on opening day on Monday.
  • At 7' 1
  • 5: Royal Surprise. Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, stopped off at SW19 on Wednesday.
  • Britain's Laura Robson, Canada's Milos Raonic and Lisicki all got to meet the distinguished royal.
  • 6: Little Surprise. Naomi Broady's biggest fan was in the box for her match with Caroline Wozniacki.
  • Broady's niece, Lola, was cheering her on during her best ever run at a Grand Slam tournament.
  • 7: Comeback Surprise. Vera Zvonareva won her opener on Wednesday - the beginning of a second coming?
  • 8: On-Court Shocker. Bojana Jovanovski pulled off a shocker over Victoria Azarenka on Wednesday.
  • The WTA Rising Star took out the former World No.1 in a three set thriller in the second round.
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