You might have heard the joke, "How do you make holy water? Boil the hell out of it." Well, for Wozniacki, she didn't have a shot at holy water because her water bottle melted on the court. After her first-round match, she told reporters: "I put the bottle down on the court and it started melting a little bit underneath, the plastic, so you knew it was warm." Yeah, warm all right.
Heat Power Ranking: 8.7. That's pretty cool (you know what we mean).
4. Anyone but Juan Martin del Potro
We're now into the fifth year of wondering whether del Potro can duplicate his 2009 US Open run, where he beat Federer in a five-set final. He has the biggest forehand in the game and is just suffocating when he's on. But Thursday, he became the first top-10 casualty. The 6-foot-6 Argentine lost to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5. After a half-decade wait, do we give up on the aspirations we had for delPo?
Heat Power Ranking: 4.6 out of 10. It took 3 hours, 53 minutes to finally quell del Potro.
Is Kvitova the female counterpart to del Potro? She's big, powerful and rife with talent. But she simply falls flat at majors. Since winning Wimbledon in 2011, Kvitova has suffered three first-round defeats at Grand Slams. After her loss on opening day in Melbourne, Kvitova said she felt lucky just to win a set. As for Errani, and as we mentioned the other day, six of our 11 experts selected her as their early exit. Six of our 11 experts were spot on. (For the record, Patrick McEnroe and Pam Shriver picked Kvitova, so they are smart, too.) All in all, a bad day for two top-10 players. A good day for the experts.
Heat Power Ranking: 3.2 out of 10. The women's field isn't deep enough for any top-10 player to lose in the first round.