Last week was surely one of the most unusual Wimbledon first weeks ever. Who knows what the final week has in store for us, but in the meantime, here's a look at some of the events we've already witnessed:
Five former WTA world number 1 players went out in the second round on what's now being called Black Wednesday. Victoria Azarenka withdrew because of a knee injury she sustained in the first round. Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, and--the biggest news of all--Maria Sharapova, were all defeated in straight sets. Two former ATP world number 1 players were also defeated.
Five players retired or withdrew because of injury on Black Wednesday. Most of those were ATP players, but--in addition to Azarenka--Yaroslava Shvedova withdrew from the tournament.
Players slipped and fell on the grass repeatedly. Azarenka, Sharapova, Wozniacki, and Petra Kvitova were among the many who slipped, sometimes more than once.
Monica Puig became the first Puerto Rican player in the Open Era to reach the round of 16 at a major.
Three Italian players made it to the women's round of 16, a phenomenon that fans would be expecting to occur in Paris, but not in London. One of them was not Sara Errani, Italy's top player.
While you're waiting to find out what kind of bizarre things are yet to come, you can enjoy the latest installment of the adventures of Citizen Anna, Commander Sloane and poor soul Maria Sharapova, as they fight bravely to save us all from the ultimate evil of The Radwanska.