Tipsarevic, Kudryavtseva turning heads with play and rhetoric

From a stealth Serb's coming-out party to a rhapsodic Russian's spunk, it's been a roller-coaster ride at Wimbledon.

Updated: June 29, 2008, 8:28 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- It was a week for understudies, upstarts, unsung veterans and up-to-now underachievers of 2008 here at the All England Club. We think the unusually sunny weather might have altered the climate in this corner of the tennis universe.

Understudies: No one could be a more gracious supporting actor than Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic, who's been overshadowed by the emergence of his younger compatriot and friend Novak Djokovic. But Tipsarevic got some marquee treatment ...

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