It’s been 7 years since Jelena Jankovic was ranked #1 in the world on the WTA singles rankings. She hasn’t reached the quarterfinals of a Major since 2013 and hasn’t reached a Major semifinal since 2010. Her last WTA singles title came in February 2013. Despite an inspired run to the 2015 Indian Wells final, Jeca was a decided underdog taking on defending champion and 2nd seed Petra Kvitova in the third round of Wimbledon 2015. Ah, but that’s the beauty of sports. On this day, after a stuttering start to the match, JJ pulled it together and delivered the biggest upset so far in Ladies Singles play, knocking Petra out of the tournament, 3-6 7-5 6-4. It was a great moment that harkened back to Jeca’s best days on tour. Jankovic was joined in the upset party today by Garbine Muguruza. Gabi took out 10th seed Angelique Kerber, 7-6 (12) 1-6 6-2. Since the beginning of April, Angie has won three tournaments, including on grass at the Aegon Classic. There were those that thought Kerber might be a darkhorse pick for the title if Serena stumbled along the way. Muguruza is a powerful up and coming player who could be a part of the next generation of great champions along with players like Simona Halep, Eugenie Bouchard, Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys.
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28 JELENA JANKOVIC (won 3-6 7-5 6-4 vs 2 Petra Kvitova)
5 CAROLINE WOZNIACKI (won 6-2 6-2 vs 31 Camila Giorgi)
20 GARBINE MUGURUZA (won 7-6 (12) 1-6 6-2 vs 10 Angelique Kerber)
15 TIMEA BACSINSZKY (won 6-3 6-2 vs 18 Sabine Lisicki)
21 MADISON KEYS (won 6-4 6-4 vs Tatjana Maria)