The day the women's favorites fell

Updated: June 27, 2011, 4:38 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- They are big fans of rank and position over here on this side of the pond.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sat in the Royal Box on Wednesday, chatting easily with Billie Jean King. Kate and Wills watched No. 4 seed Andy Murray perform swift surgery on Frenchman Richard Gasquet. This was good and proper because, in the hierarchical scheme of things, it was supposed to happen.

In the last few years, men's tennis has taken on a British tinge, as ...

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