Kvitova, Kanepi, Zakopalova, Pironkova, Groth - the surprises of Wimbledon 2010
Who would ever have thought that Kvitova, Kanepi, Zakopalova, Pironkova and Groth would have made the second week of Wimbledon?
Kvitova had never won a match on grass, never mind Wimbledon.
Kanepi had only won one match in four previous Wimbledon appearances (though she was clearly playing better on grass this year).
Zakopalova had only won one match in seven previous Wimbledon appearances, had failed to go past the second round in any slam since her slam debut in 2003.
Pironkova has never even been in a GS third round before, and only won one previous Wimbledon match and lost to Heather Watson in Eastbourne qualifying.
Groth had never been beyond the second round at Wimbledon before.
So why do you think these players have done so well this year, given their past records were so bad?