Maria Sharapova was downcast but philosophical after a fourth-round loss that means her brief reign atop the world rankings will end.
With Venus, Rafa and Woz done and dusted, the first half of this Wimbledon fortnight has been curious indeed.
Maria Sharapova fought off the elements, cobwebs and Tsvetana Pironkova to advance with a win reminiscent of the three-set escapes that have been her trademark lately.
Whether she likes it or not, Petra Kvitova is going to get a lot of attention now that she's won her first major title.
The Wimbledon finalist is just one of a long line of quality players, including Martina Navratilova, from the small country.
Billie Jean King thinks the Russian is playing the best she's ever seen her and, at 24, could win another major or two.
Sharapova would rather be on the court than in the stands -- and when she's playing like this, it's no wonder.
It's time for the annual battle to see who is the best on Paris' famous terre battue, the red clay of the French Open. This year's women's draw could be the showcase for some established stars as well as some newcomers.