Serena Williams at the 2011 AEGON International
Courtesy of Wikipedia
This match produced a shocker!
Serena, usually at the top of her game at the start of a major, lost in her debut match to Virginie Razzano 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3.
Razzano was ranked number 111 in the world.
Serena simply could not get her aggressive game under control with so, so many unforced errors.
Here are some amazing stats:The final game lasted 23 minutes; Serena saved 7 match points; 12 deuce points were played; Serena, two points away from winning the match blew a 5-1 lead in the second set tie breaker.
I watched a replay of the last game and I can attest that it was a see-saw with Serena and her opponent at times showing brilliance and Razzano even cramping up. (If only Serena could have slowed down her game!)