The Best of Wimbledon From the First Week
Wimbledon 2015 is off to a cracking start. With the heat taking its toll, here are the best moments from the first week.
Six highlights from the first week at the Wimbledon tennis championships:
Nadal downed by dreadlocked Dustin
German qualifier Dustin Brown set the tournament alight when he knocked out two-time champion Rafael Nadal in the second round on Thursday. (Nadal Fears his Wimbledon Days May be Over)
Brown, who has not had a haircut since 1996 and used to drive around the European tennis circuit in a campervan, is the world number 102 and had never even set foot on Centre Court before.
But his totally unorthodox serve-and-volley style caught out the baseline-loving former world number one. (Rafael Nadal: Done & Dustin?)
Brown's unpredictable tennis could not get him past the solidly dependable Viktor Troicki in the following round.
Serena given shock by British home crowd heroine
Five-time champion Serena Williams was given the shock of her life on Friday when she was pushed all the way by British number 59 Heather Watson in a thriller on Centre Court. (Serena Survives Scare)
Playing the match of her life, Watson already had the 15,000-strong delirious when she took the second set then things went wild as she raced into a 3-0 lead. Watson served for the match at 5-4 up but Williams drew on every ounce of her experience to survive the test. (Serena and Venus Williams Clash)
Williams looked utterly shaken as she shook hands at the net.
Kyrgios's colourful antics
Nick Kyrgios divided the All England Club between those who lap up his colourful antics and others who find him petulant and disrespectful. (Is Nick Kyrgios a Modern-Day McEnroe?)
The fiery 20-year-old Australian faces a fine after shouting "dirty scum" following a row with an umpire; in the next round he ranted at a line judge and an umpire, snapping: "Does it feel good to be in the chair up there? Do you feel strong up there?"
In round three he angrily bounced a racket into the crowd, got in trouble for wearing a coloured headband, told a barracking spectator to be quiet and took advice from a fan in a Batman t-shirt.
Â Kvitova leads fall of women's seeds
Serena, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki and Lucie Safarova are the only top 10 seeds still standing after a bruising first week for the big guns. (Kvitova Ousted by Jankovic)
Defending champion Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep, Ana Ivanovic, Ekaterina Makarova, Carla Suarez Navarro and Angelique Kerber all failed to get into week two.
Kvitova has now bowed out of the last four Grand Slams before the quarter-finals.
"It's tennis. I'm still human. I'm not a robot," she explained.
Hewitt bids farewell
It was all set up perfectly: wildcard Lleyton Hewitt, the 2002 champion playing one last Wimbledon before retirement, gets past Jarkko Nieminen to set up a Centre Court swansong against world number one Novak Djokovic.
But his Finnish first round opponent had other ideas, edging out the 34-year-old 11-9 in the final set. (Hewitt Holds Back Tearson Farewell)
However, Hewitt will still be around the second week. He remains in the men's doubles with Thanasi Kokkinakis and the mixed with Casey Dellacqua.
Hottest Wimbledon on record
Wimbledon sweltered in the hottest day's play ever recorded at the Championships, when temperatures hit 35.7 degrees Celsius (96.3 degrees Fahrenheit) on Wednesday.
A ball boy passed out, while 170 people were treated by first aiders, with five taken to hospital.
An All England Club spokesman confirmed: "It's quite hot."