Monica Puig has fallen in love with the All England Club, yet the 19-year-old player from Puerto Rico refuses to be overawed at Wimbledon.
Playing in her first grass court tournament as a professional, Puig produced the first upset by defeating the fifth-seeded Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 on Monday.
Puig made her Grand Slam debut this year at the French Open, where she became the first woman from Puerto Rico to reach the third round.
''I just think it's so elegant,'' Puig said about Wimbledon, where she had not played since 2010, when she was still a junior. ''All the green courts with the white, it's so special. It's the only Grand Slam that does that, so it's just a wonderful tournament.''
Despite her lack of experience, the 65th-ranked Puig served hard and limited her mistakes. She gave the French Open semifinalist a lesson on aggressive tennis before closing out the match with her 38th winner.
Puig said her good run of form at the French Open helped her to be more confident at key...