Tuesday, July 2nd

TOP SEEDS GET HUMBLED

Naomi Osaka – OUT.

Alexander Zverev – OUT.

Stefanos Tsitsipas – OUT.

There were upsets galore at the All-England club last night as three top seeds all lost their respective first round hit outs.

Osaka lost to 39th-ranked Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan  7-6 (7/4), 6-2 

Along with Osaka getting punted, the likes of German sixth seed Zverev and seventh seed Tsitsipas also got the Freo Heave-Ho by losing their first games.

This is the first time since Martina Hingis at the  2001 Australian Open where one of the top two seeds has lost first up.

It was a heartbreaking press-conference from Osaka. 

Meanwhile, in one of the great sports stories 15-year-old  Cori Gauff defeated her idol, Venus Williams (old enough to be her Mother) at the All-England Club. 

The youngest person to qualify for Wimbledon in the professional era, Gauff beat Williams in a 6-4, 6-4 victory in the first round.

When I was 15 I couldn’t even win a game on Wii Tennis. 

Amazing. 

straight from the horse's mouth

Sydney Swans coach and a top candidate for the coaching job at North Melbourne (his old club) John Longmire may have let the cat out of the bag on FOX Footy’s AFL 360 last night.

When asked about his future Longmire let with a Freudian slip

“I’m absolutely contracted to the North- to the Sydney Swans Football Club.”

Read into it what you like. 

FREE AGENCY FREE FOR ALL

If you follow NBA it’s fair to say you’re Twitter feed is exploding with rumour and wild revelations as to who is going where, why and how.

The wild, volatile manner of NBA Free Agency is doing its finest with the period opening 8 am yesterday AEST) with players free to meet with anyone and agree to new deals.

The contracts can’t be signed until July 7th so we’re in for a mad week where anything and everything can happen.

Interesting to note, that unlike in Australian sports, no players tend to suffer from “Home Sickness” around trade period time.