'What happened': Tennis world in disbelief over major upset

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Camila Osorio (pictured right) celebrating in tears after defeating Elina Svitolina.
Camila Osorio (pictured right) pulled off the biggest win of her career defeating No.1 seed Elina Svitolina. (Images: @WTAtour)

No.1 seed Elina Svitolina has been shocked after crashing out of the WTA Tour's Tenerife Ladies Open in the first round.

The World No.6 was taking on 19-year-old Camila Osorio in the first round when bad light interrupted play.

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The Ukraine world No.6 led by a set against Osorio, overnight, and when play resumed on Wednesday took a 2-0 advantage to appear on course for a routine win.

However, the World No.63 produced some sublime tennis after she rattled off five games in a row on her way to forcing a deciding set.

The Colombian then won the final four game of the encounter to seal a comeback 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 victory.

Fans were stunned to see the World No.6 fall in the first round of the tournament.

Osorio records biggest career win

The 19-year-old had not got past the opening round in five of her past six tournaments but proved too good for Svitolina.

The 63rd-ranked Osorio will play Egypt's World No.64 Mayar Sherif for a quarter-final spot.

Already through to the last eight are a trio of unseeded players - after Svitolina's defeat meant six of the eight seeded players were bundled out in the opening round.

Ann Li beat Varvara Gracheva 6-4, 6-2 while Anna Karolina Schmiedlova defeated Jaqueline Cristian 6-2, 7-5.

Alize Cornet is through after her match against Xinyu Wang ended with the Chinese having to retire injured in the tird set with the Frenchwoman ahead 4-1.

The match between Donna Vekic and Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu was suspended at 6-4, 1-1 in favour of the Croatian.

with AAP

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