Wimbledon 2013 is on the verge of entering its business end but unexpected reactions continue to trickle in from the All England Tennis Club.
While this image shows the way out of the playing arena, it also augurs well for younger stars to further shine on the global arena. (AFP images)
Sabine Lisicki ended Serena Williams' reign as Wimbledon champion as the German 23rd seed clinched a stunning 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 victory over the world number one in the fourth round.
The 31-year-old, a 16-time Grand Slam champion, had swept through the first week, dropping just 11 games in her opening three matches to extend her winning run to 34 matches.
But Lisicki's game is perfectly suited to grass and right from the start it was clear she was capable of upsetting the odds.
No such trouble for Kvitova
Former champion Petra Kvitova became the first player to reach the quarterfinals at this year's Wimbledon, beating Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 7-6 (5), 6-3.
Home fans were not screaming loudly though.
Britain's dreams of a first woman in the Wimbledon quarter-finals for 29 years were shattered when Laura Robson (in pic) bowed out in tears after falling to Estonia's Kaia Kanepi.
World number one Novak Djokovic downed 35-year-old Tommy Haas 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) to book his place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.
Andy Murray survived a second set wobble to carve out a 6-4, 7-6 (7/5), 6-1 win over Russian 20th seed Mikhail Youzhny to reach the quarter-finals.
Indian fans had a day of mixed emotions.
Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France stunned the third seeded pair of Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares to breeze into the men's doubles quarter-finals
Mahesh Bhupathi and Austrian Julian Knowle also defeated Canadian combination of Jesse Levine and Vasek Pospisil.
However, Sania and Liezel Huber exited in the third round.
Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the second successive year.
He fired 53 winners in his 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (7/3), 6-1, 6-1 win over Croatia's unseeded Ivan Dodig.
Chinese sixth seed Li Na raced into the Wimbledon quarter-finals with a 6-2, 6-0 demolition of Italian 11th seed Roberta Vinci.