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1962: Margaret Smith (later Margaret Court) walks off after one of the biggest upsets in tennis history. Ranked number one in the world, and favourite to win Wimbledon, the Aussie star has just lost her opening game to Billie Jean Moffitt (later Billie Jean King). Now 56, and ordained as a minister, Mrs Court tours Australia in a mobile ministry.


1999: the top-seeded 18-year-old world champion Martina Hingis reacts with dismay after going out in her opening match to the unknown Australian Jelena Dokic, 16. Hingis is only the third top seed or defending champion in the history of Wimbledon to go out in the first round. Worried about her form, she now plans a five-week break from tennis.