Saturday, June 28, 2008


ZHENG JIE of China, ranked 133 in the world, staged a fantastic upset Friday on the fifth day of the Wimbledon tennis tournament as she upset the number one ranked player in the world, Ana Ivanovic of Serbia.
She resisted the normal inclination to jump for joy, pump her fist, or whatever, and simply cracked a slight smile.
Zheng had missed most of last year's competition because of a broken ankle, but has been at the forefront of her nation's emergence as a factor in tennis. She needed a wild card to get into this year's Wimbledon competition, and is making the most of it, winning in straight sets over Ivanovic.

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