Casey Dellacqua produced an awesome display of power tennis to upset 17th seed Elina Svitolina to move through to the third round at Wimbledon.
Despite going down an early break of serve in the first set, Dellacqua fought back to level before playing a near faultless tiebreak.
The Australian maintained her intensity in the second set, hitting a staggering 25 winners for the set, to close out the match 7-6 6-4.
“I didn’t doubt my ability that I could win — you always believe that you can — definitely to beat a seed at a slam is good,” Dellacqua said.
“She made quarters of the French Open, so it’s a good win for me.
“I had a pretty good game plan as I always do from my coach when I walk out there.\
“I felt confident in my ability to go out there and win, but it’s different to go out there and do it.
“I was able to dial in my game.”
Dellacqua will next play Agnieszka Radwanska in the third round after the thirteenth seed dispatched of Ajla Tomljanovic 6-0 6-2.
Dellacqua has never made it to the final 16 at Wimbledon and is 0 and 2 in meetings with Radwanska, a former Wimbledon finalist.
“I’ve got nothing to lose and that’s good for me,” Dellacqua said.
“As the draw goes on and on, you start playing bigger names and bigger seeds.
“I can play free and aggressive tennis – the way I like to play – and on the day, you never know.”