Ana Ivanovic (plus $3) vs. Kim Clijsters.
One of the top female tennis players in the world, Kim Clijsters, was a hefty $4 favorite over Ana Ivanovic at the Sony Ericsson Open. The Belgian narrowly took the first set 7-6, making her the huge favorite to win the match as it would have taken the inferior player to play an almost perfect rest of the way.
Ivanovic appeared to have done that by taking the second set 6-3 and then jumping out to a 5-1 third-set lead. All of a sudden the big-time underdog was in no way, shape or form going to do anything but shock Clijsters and advance to the next round.
Or was she?
Clijsters fought all the way back to take a 6-5 lead and won the third set in another tiebreak 7-6.
This may not be the craziest bad beat of all time but when leading 5-1 in a decisive third set and then losing? Yowzer!!!