Wednesday, April 9, 2008
The Dominikater strikes again!
After I saw Dominika Cibulkova play in Charleston last year, I knew I was seeing someone special--at least on clay. I was right. Her latest success was to take Victoria Azarenko out of Amelia Island today in a knock-down, drag-out match that had Cibulkova playing catch-up the first two sets. She fought from a break behind to take the first set, and came within a hair of taking the second. The third opened with Azarenka's failure to convert repeated break points, and after Cibulkova finally held, she proceeded to break Azarenka. Then she held and broke again, but was broken back in the fifth game. Azarenka held, and then saved 3 game points on Cibulkova's serve, but could not break her. Cibulkova then broke Azarenka to win the match.