Tennis: Great Wimbledon shocks

Rafael Nadal's stunning first round loss at Wimbledon to world nunber 135 Steve Darcis on Monday was the latest of many shock results at the All England Club.

AFP Sports recalls three of the best:


Jelena Dokic v Martina Hingis

- Top seed and world number one Martina Hingis was destroyed by 16-year-old qualifier Dokic, who was ranked 129 in the world at the time. Dokic took 54 minutes to beat Hingis, 6-2, 6-0, in the first round.


- Seven-time champion Pete Sampras was stunned 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4 by George Bastl, the world number 145 from Switzerland on the old Court two, the infamous Graveyard of the Champions. Sampras never played the tournament again.


Ivo Karlovic v Lleytin Hewitt

- Karlovic, a 6ft 10in Croatian, ranked 203 in the world, defeated defending champion and top seed Hewitt 1-6, 7-6, 6-3, 6-4. The Australian became the first defending men's champion in the Open era to lose in the first round.