The 2007 pilot of Gossip Girl introduces Serena van der Woodsen, “spotted at Grand Central, bags in hand.”
And while Serena and Venus continue to be the beacon of the sport, no outright future champion has made his or her stamp.
And it's going to take role models in the sport, much like Venus and Serena in tennis.
But despite the seeming similarities to these upsets, Serena's ousting is a horse of a slightly different color.
Serena's loss, for example, is not the first eyebrow-raising exit in the first round of a Slam in the past year.
Unable to speak, Serena stood glaring into the old man's angry face.
Serena, if you hear yells for help this afternoon, don't pay any attention.
It was Serena and her mother in an empty room adjoining Beatrix's chamber.
"Why," he stammered, "it was—it was—" He looked appealingly at Serena.
Serena made inquiries, but neither servants nor mistresses had ever heard of the "Band."