Good job, Brooks. On Wednesday, you had to go and write about the “contenders” looking to knock off Ana Ivanovic at the U.S. Open. And look what happened the very next night: Ivanovic was bounced from the tournament in the second round by 188th-ranked Julie Coin in what the AP called one of the biggest upsets in tennis history. Way to put the jinx on her and ruin the tournament for horndogs everywhere.
How unlikely was Coin to pull of the upset? The 25-year-old French player had almost decided to quit the sport earlier this year and fall back on the math degree she earned at Clemson after kicking around the minor leagues of tennis. She had never even played in a Grand Slam event before this year’s U.S. Open, where she knocked out 40th-ranked Casey Dellacqua for what was up to that time her biggest win of her career.