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5 Most Astounding Wimbledon Performances in 2019

Wimbledon 2019 has been full of shocking moments in both, men’s and women’s tennis. Let’s dive into the five most astonishing Wimbledon performances in 2019. 


Putintseva v Osaka

World no 2, Naomi Osaka was stunned by World no. 39, Yulia Putintseva, 7-6, 6-2 in the first round. Putinseva is a great Tennis player, but it was not expected from her to defeat the Japenese star. Well, Osaka made a total of 38 unforced errors as compared to Putinseva’s seven. Osaka cut a devastated figure as she failed to find her form against Putinseva, who was making her first appearance on center court.

Opelka v Wawrinka

Reilly Opelka caused a big upset at the Championships when he knocked down two-time former quarterfinalist, Stan Wawrinka. The young American is 6ft 11 and the tallest player ever to play on tour. In his debut at Wimbledon, he recorded a 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 victory over No. 22 Wawrinka in three hours and 13 minutes. His 2nd round 5 set victory over the 3 time Grand Slam champion included 23 aces, an average second serve speed of 107mph plus the fastest serve of 142 mph.

Fabbiano v Tsitsipas

This was probably the most astonishing moment in the men’s draw when the 7th seed from Greece and the most talked-about young player was beaten in five sets by an Italian journeyman. Thomas Fabbiano defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3. In fact, Fabbiano had never won a set against a Top 20 opponent. However, the 30-year-old stunned the sixth seed, Tsitsipas, in 91 minutes to reach the second round of the Championships. 

Nadal v Kyrgios

Rafael Nadal beat Nick Kyrgios in a highly charged clash full of drama. The way Nadal came up with everything that was thrown at him was truly astonishing. Nadal held off an in-form Kyrgios 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(3) on Centre Court to reach the third round. It was a match full of drama with Kyrgios constantly complaining to the umpire about Nadal’s pace of play and at one point a champagne cork even landed on the court. Nadal’s concentration and focus throughout to win the match was quite astounding. 

Gauff v Williams

Cori Gauff defeated Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 in straight sets. This was the most shocking match at the 2019 Wimbledon. The 15-year-old Gauff beat Williams in the first round on center court. The way the lesser-known player, Gauff destroyed a legend, Williams was truly astounding. 

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