Upsets are part of tennis; without them, there would be no point in playing or watching. But major upsets, such as the defeat of Maria Sharapova by Agnieszka Radwanska in the third round of the U.S. Open, are another thing. (The same could be said, perhaps, about Marion Bartoli's upset of Justine Henin in the Wimbledon semifinals, except--by the time Bartoli got to Henin--she had already taken out Jankovic, and looked (at least to me) ripe to go all the way to the final. I was not surprised by the score.)
Could a Radwanska-type upset occur in Melbourne? Do we want it to? The excitement can be great, but we also sometimes have to watch our favorites go down in unexpected defeat. I do not expect any specific major upsets to occur, and am, in fact, horrified by the thought of a few of them. But one could happen.
Which lower-ranked player do you see pulling a big upset and having a Radwanska moment in Melbourne?