Thursday, January 20, 2011

Australian Open Day 4: Kavcic Returns

Curtain Call

Name: Blaz Kavcic
Age: 23
Nation: Slovenia
Current Ranking: 98
Today's Result: loss to Mikhail Youzhny (10th seed, Russia) in five sets

Photo via Info Sport

I featured Kavcic in this spot a year ago in the same event, Day 1 of the 2010 Aussie Open. He has since attained a career high ranking at #96, the highest ever for a Slovenian male. Kavcic reached the main draw through qualifying. Youzhny's a tough customer on any surface and Kavcic went the distance with him.

Catching Up with Old Friends

Lourdes Dominguez Lino (Curtain Call, US Open Day 6) - Dominguez Lino crashed out in both singles and doubles today. She first lost to Flavia Pennetta (22nd, Italy) in straight sets. Then she and her partner Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) fell to Eleni Danilidou (Greece) and Kaia Kanepi (Estonia), also in straight sets. However, as she did not play in last year's tournament, this still qualifies as an improvement as the 29-year-old continues to play well late in her career.

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