Sunday, June 3, 2012

Roland Garros Day 8: Martic

Curtain Call

Player: Petra Martic
Age: 21
Nation: Croatia
Current Ranking: 50
Notable Conquests: Marion Bartoli (France, 8th seed) and Anabel Medina Garrigues (Spain, 29th)
Today's Result: lost to Angelique Kerber (Germany, 10th) in straight sets

Photo via The News

This has been the best week of Martic's career, her first time making it past the second round of a Major.  She reached the fourth in Paris, taking out two seeds along the way.  She'll have second round points to defend at Wimbledon.

Catching Up with Old Friends 

Sloane Stephens (Curtain Call, US Open Day 6) - Stephens continues to impress at the Majors.  Her first round result this year is a big improvement on last year's first round finish.  She didn't make the main draw at Wimbledon last year so she'll have the opportunity to further bolster her ranking again.

Golden Squid Report 

Juan Sebastian Cabal - Unfortunately, Cabal failed to match last year's runner-up finish in men's doubles.  He and his partner, fellow Colombian Robert Farah, formed the 16th-seeded team.  They lost today to the third seeds: Michael Llodra (France)/Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia) in three sets.  He played mixed doubles, too, teaming with Vera Dushevina (Russia).  They lost in the first round to the top seeds: Liezel Huber (USA)/Max Mirnyi (Belarus).


  1. My husband has been watching tennis this wkend, and we are dismayed that Nadal, Federer, and Dvorak were not there.

    We are so old. We remember Stan Smith, Rod Laver, and Arthur Ashe.

    1. The big boys are all still in it. My guess is they'll all make the semis, too. I think we can expect another great Federer-Djokovic semi and another Fed-Nadal chapter on Sunday.