Earlier this month, Dominika Cibulkova took Amelie Mauresmo out of the first round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open, after Mauresmo held four match points. Today, Cibulkova repeated the upset in the first round in Beijing, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Mauresmo double-faulted thirteen times in today's match. The double-fault bug has really been going around. I think Sharapova's double-faulting was due to her shoulder problems, but Safina and Mauresmo have had a real go of it, too.
Cibulkova is, of course, an important young player on the tour. Another important young player, Caroline Wizniacki, didn't fare as well: She was defeated, 7-6, 6-4 by Anabel Medina Garrigues.