French tennis professional, Concord Tan notched up the largest win in her profession thus far after ousting the legendary Serena Williams within the first spherical of Wimbledon 2022.
Concord Tan got here into the match ranked No. 115 towards the 7-time Wimbledon champion. This was additionally the 24-year-old Tan’s first look in essentially the most prestigious Grand Slam of the yr. Nonetheless, she held her nerves and pulled off one of many largest upsets within the historical past of Wimbledon.
The match between Williams and Tan lasted three hours and eleven minutes. That is the longest match to date on the event this yr. Tan got here again twice after being a break down within the third set. She ultimately received 7-5, 1-6, 7-6(10-7).
This was solely her third main-draw win at a Grand Slam and the truth that it got here towards a 23-time Grand Slam champion will make the win much more particular.
“I really feel actually drained now, however actually completely satisfied,” Tan mentioned after the match. “I play each ball like simply, put some slice, some change, some selection on the sport, and it really works right now.
“It’s a dream as a result of, you already know, I noticed Serena on the TV after I was younger. My coach, [1998 Wimbledon runner-up] Nathalie Tauziat, performed her 20 years in the past. So, yeah, it’s a giant era. She’s a legend.”
Twitter reactions to Serena Williams’ loss within the first spherical of Wimbledon 2022
Serena Williams returned to motion simply earlier than the Wimbledon. She performed within the Eastbourne Worldwide event the place she teamed up with Ons Jabeur. The duo reached the semi-final earlier than the Tunisian suffered a knee damage that pressured them to withdraw from the event.
Serena Williams suffered a leg damage in the course of the 2021 Wimbledon. The damage stored her out for a yr earlier than she returned on the Eastbourne Worldwide. Followers had been thrilled to see the previous No. 1 again in motion. The primary-round loss for the 40-year-old is definitely a bitter tablet to swallow for her followers.
Right here’s how the Twitter world has been reacting because the monumental upset: