US Open Shocker: No. 1 Ivanovic Loses to No. 188

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 28, 2008 6:14 PM CDT
Julie Coin of France hits to Ana Ivanovic of Serbia during their match at the U.S. Open.   (Juile Jacobson)
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(Newser) – Top-ranked Ana Ivanovic lost in one of the biggest upsets in tennis history when she was stunned by 188th-ranked Julie Coin of France 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the second round of the US Open today. Coin screamed when Ivanovic's last shot sailed out, then hopped for joy. Ivanovic, of Serbia, quickly gathered her gear and left the court.

Even after Ivanovic showed the effects of a bad thumb and struggled in the opening round, there was no way to see this coming. Coin spent much of the year playing in minor events, and the 25-year-old nearly got knocked out of qualifying for the Open. Not since 1967 had the No. 1 woman lost in the second round of the US Open.