facebook
twitter
search
search

Monica Puig upsets Sara Errani at Wimbledon

By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   June 25, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Puerto Rican teenager Monica Puig blew out Sara Errani in the first round at Wimbledon Monday, handing the No. 5 seeded veteran a convincing defeat in the first upset of the women's tournament.

Puig, 19, won her first-ever grass court match 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the second round.

Errani has reached the semi-finals in three of the past five Grand Slam tournaments, and finished runner up at last year's French Open, but was only able to come up with 13 winners to Puig's 38 in Monday's match.

Puig's stunning victory sent home just the third top-five women's player in the first round since 2001.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
10 Players to Watch: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
5 Reasons why Denver Broncos will/won't be repeat champions
Cam Newton talks about being a 'sore loser'
Rhino uses plastic ball as workout equipment
Johnny Manziel drunk at practice