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Tsvetana Pironkova upsets Venus Williams - 2010 Wimbledon Quarterfinals

 Wimbledon 2010

London, England
June 29, 2010 

In a shocking upset, Tsvetana Pironkova defeated five time Wimbledon champion and last year finalist Venus Williams 6-2, 6-3 to reach the semifinal of the Wimbledon 2010. Pironkova ranked No. 82 in the world has never reached the third round in a grand slam tournament. She lost in the second round at Australian Open this year and in the first round at French Open. However, she was played much better this time and has defeated the second seeded player in the tournament. Pironkova will next play either No. 8 seed Kim Clijsters or No. 21 seed Vera Zvonareva in the semifinals.

Match Statistics

Tsvetana PironkovaVenus Williams
1st Serve %31 of 52 = 60%36 of 63 = 57%
Aces33
Double Faults15
Unforced Errors629
Winning % on 1st Serve23 of 31 = 74%21 of 36 = 58%
Winning % on 2nd Serve11 of 21 = 52%12 of 27 = 44%
Winners (Including Service)1222
Receiving Points Won30 of 58 = 52%18 of 51 = 35%
Break Point Conversions4 of 12 = 33%1 of 3 = 33%
Net Approaches5 of 7 = 71%21 of 40 = 53%
Total Points Won6451
Fastest Serve Speed 114 MPH118 MPH
Average 1st Serve Speed 96 MPH102 MPH
Average 2nd Serve Speed 77 MPH86 MPH
Venus Williams so far in Wimbledon 2010
June 28, 2010Fourth Round Defeated Jarmila Groth6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
June 25, 2010Third Round Defeated Alisa Kleybanova6-4, 6-2
June 23, 2010Second Round Defeated Ekaterina Makarova6-0, 6-4
June 21, 2010First Round Defeated Rossana de los Rios6-3, 6-2

Tsvetana Pironkova so far in Wimbledon 2010
June 28, 2010Fourth Round Defeated Marion Bartoli6-4, 6-4
June 25, 2010Third Round Defeated Regina Kulikova6-4, 2-0 retired
June 23, 2010Second Round Defeated Vera Dushevina6-3, 6-4
June 21, 2010First Round Defeated Anna Lapushchenkova6-0, 7-6 (9-7)

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