Dominika Cibulkova defeats Ana Konjuh 6-4 3-6 6-0
Back to Roland Garros today and I’m back on court 17 to watch a match that looks exciting … on paper.
A former junior number one, Ana Konjuh was touted as a future top ten player. Aged 18, she won her first WTA tournament in Nottingham last year. As for Dominika Cibulkova, semifinalist here in 2009, she had a good clay-court season, with a final in Madrid.
Lots of unforced errors from both players. Not a really enjoyable match.
Cibulkova can’t stay still for a second. For her gruntings for first point on are really annoying.
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Monica Niculescu def Sabine Lisicki (15), Casey Dellacqua def Kirsten Flipkens (18), Florian Mayer def Mikhail Youzhny (14), Sam Querrey def Ernests Gulbis (23), Denis Istomin def Dmitry Tursunov (30), Damir Dzumhur def Ivan Dodig (32)
Stat of the day: 60
Pic of the day: Ernests Gulbis
Site of the day: Grand Slam Gal
Mel did the tennis fan Slam in 2012, so she knows a thing or two about her tennis. Check out her site Grand Slam Gal where she shares her tips for buying Australian Open, her guide to going to the Australian Open, and enjoy her pics of Rafael Nadal, Sam Stosur, Rafter/Hewitt and more!
Video of the day: Gasquet and Davydenko rally
Matches to follow on Day 4:
Rafael Nadal (1) – Thanasi Kokkinakis
Benoit Paire (27) – Nick Kyrgios
Marin Cilic – Gilles Simon (18)
Serena/Venus Williams – Kristina Mladenovic/Flavia Pennetta
No big names like yesterday (I had ground passes today), but some interesting matches and practice sessions.