Sunday, June 10, 2012

Roland Garros Day 15: Schmiedlova

Curtain Call

Player: Anna Schmiedlova
Age: 17
Nation: Slovakia
Current Ranking: 396
Notable Conquests: Taylor Townsend (USA, 1st seed), Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic, 5th) and Daria Gavrilova (Russia, 13th)
Today's Result: loss to Annika Beck (Germany, 2nd) in three sets

While Nadal and Djokovic were preparing for their momentous final, glimpses of the future were on offer on Court 2 in the form of the boys' and girls' singles finals.  At 17, Schmiedlova has already had a perfectly respectable career.  She's won 5 ITF titles (the next level below the top-flight WTA events) and played for the Slovakia Fed Cup team.  Players can participate in the junior events until they turn 19 so she's got one more year.

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