But despite the seeming similarities to these upsets, Serena's ousting is a horse of a slightly different color.
John Thune, whose claim to fame is ousting Tom Daschle in South Dakota, certainly has the looks.
But he expressed sympathy for the army's position and refused to call the ousting of Morsi a coup.
early 15c., from Anglo-French oster (late 13c.), Old French oster "remove, take away, take off; evict, dispel; liberate, release" (Modern French ôter), from Latin obstare "stand before, be opposite, stand opposite to, block," in Vulgar Latin, "hinder," from ob "against" (see ob-) + stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Related: Ousted; ousting.