The No. 1 seed at the French Open fell 6-2, 7-6 (4) to 15th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova on a windy, gray day at Roland Garros in which the world’s top-ranked player hardly looked the part.
I’ve been saying it for years – there is no place for grunting in tennis!
Fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka beat 60th-ranked Johanna Larsson of Sweden 6-1, 6-3 in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday. Azarenka broke Larsson’s serve to convert her first match point and win in just 70 minutes.
Who will take home the 2011 US Open title? Ann Liguori breaks it all down — from burned fingers to shoulder pain, history is at stake at Flushing Meadows.
Three-time U.S. Open champion Serena Williams could face No. 4-seeded Victoria Azarenka in the third round, and two-time winner Venus Williams could meet No. 22 Sabine Lisicki in the second.
Victoria Azarenka collapsed and fell to the ground while chasing down a ball on the baseline and had to be taken off the court in a wheelchair Wednesday, withdrawing from the sweltering U.S. Open with what tournament officials said were “headache-like” symptoms.