Ivanovic upset in US Open

Aug 29, 2008 3:02 AM

by Kevin Stott |

In one of the biggest upsets in women’s tennis history, top-seed Ana Ivanovic was defeated in the second round of the US Open by the 188th-ranked Julie Coin, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

The Ivanovic-Coin match was moved from the smaller Louis Armstrong Stadium to the main court at Arthur Ashe Stadium and the French Open champ was suffering from a bad thumb injury.

The 25-year-old Coin hails from France and she spent the bulk of the year playing in minor events and was almost beaten in her qualifying match for the tournament. Coin had previously tried to qualify for the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon but never made the cut.

It was her first tour-level event and one she soon won’t forget. Asked if she thought the win was possible, Coin said, "No."

It was the first time in the Open era that started in 1968 that the No. 1-seeded woman had lost this early in the tournament.

Ivanovic was listed at 5-2 odds at both Caesars Palace and the Las Vegas Hilton before the US Open started.