Top-seeded Azarenka loses at French Open
Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka was knocked out in the fourth round
of the French Open on Sunday, losing 6-2, 7-6 (4) to 15th-seeded
Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia.
Azarenka, the Austrailian Open champion, fell behind early and
struggled with her control throughout. She vented her frustration
in the second set, slamming her racket to the ground, then smashing
it again during a changeover. The chair umpire gave Azarenka a
warning for racket abuse.
Cibulkova, who reached the semifinals at Roland Garros in 2009,
had pushed Azarenka to a third set in their five previous matches
but hadn’t beaten her since 2008 at Amelia Island – the last time
they met on clay.