Posted June 03, 2012 on AP on Fox
Victoria Azarenka did damage to her racket but had no such success against her opponent. The No. 1 seed at the French Open fell 6-2, 7-6 (4) to 15th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova on a windy, gray day at Roland Garros in which the world's top-ranked player hardly looked the part. Azarenka, who won the Australian Open to start the 2012 Grand Slam season, pulled out a first game that went nine deuces and took 15 minutes but didn't capture any momentum from that. Cibulkova rolled off six of the next seven to take the first set. Then, she came back for a 3-2 lead after falling down a break early in the second. Azarenka bashed her racket into the ground during the changeover and received a warning for racket abuse. Her frustration was still showing after the match, when, asked what she would do to recover from the loss, she answered sarcastically. ''I'm going to kill myself,'' she said. ''This tournament is over for me. What's to recover from? It&#...

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