Sunday, June 10, 2012
Roland Garros Day 15: Schmiedlova
Player: Anna Schmiedlova
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.