This year’s Wimbledon, which is widely regarded as the most prestigious tennis tournament, has produced some huge shockers so far—such as the early downfall of former number one Roger Federer in the quarterfinals and another surprisingly premature exit by Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters. However, on a much brighter note, it has also set the stage for the breakthrough of a very talented 26-year-old Asian player–Taiwan’s Yen-Hsun Lu.
Also of note is Li Na of China on the women’s side, who similarly made a strong run to the quarterfinals. She beat higher-ranked Agnieszka Radwanksa in the fourth round to gain her quarterfinal berth, but ended up losing to the ever-determined Serena Williams in her subsequent match. Hopefully these two promising players will advance even further in upcoming Grand Slams.
Last modified: July 1, 2010