The early losses of No. 3 Maria Sharapova, No. 5 Petra Kvitova, No. 6 Li Na and No. 8 Marion Bartoli, above, was one of the themes of week one.
The reigning French Open and Wimbledon champions were both felled in the first round. What does that say about the state of women's tennis?
With older stars fading, the new Wimbledon champ makes a statement for the younger generation, just in the nick of time.