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No. 1 Victoria Azarenka was upset by 15th seed Dominika Cibulkova in the fourth round of the French Open in Paris on Sunday 6-2, 7-6(4).
After winning the first game of the match which took 15 minutes and went nine deuces, Azarenka’s game went flat. The Slovakian Cibulkova captured six of the next seven games to take the first set 6-2. Cibulkova who has fallen to the Belarusian Azarenka twice this year after having significant leads, rallied from a break down in the second set.
“I don’t know how to describe my performance really today,” Azarenka said. “It wasn’t satisfying at all. It wasn’t satisfying being out there playing that way.
“But I guess it happens, you know. I don’t know even what to find positive really in my performance today. But, well, it’s been too little time. Maybe in a few hours I’ll find something that I can be happy with.
“I’m gonna kill myself. What am I going to do recovering? I’m just gonna go on the practice court and practice again.
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A shock to all Victoria Azarenka's fans who were hoping to see her as a Grand Slam winner once again - Vika has lost in the 4th round to Dominica Cibulkova just in two sets. We really hoped to store the review on Vika's outfit until final or at least semifinal, but unfortunately we have to write it now.
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Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka was knocked out in the fourth round of the French Open on Sunday, losing 6-2, 7-6 (4) to 15th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia.
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Pretty much everything, really. I don’t know how to describe my performance really today. It wasn’t satisfying at all. It wasn’t satisfying being out there playing that way.
But I guess it happens, you know. I don’t know even what to find positive really in my performance today. But, well, it’s been too little time. Maybe in a few hours I’ll...
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May 27-June 10, 2012
Results – Sunday, June 3, 2012
Singles – Fourth Round
(15) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. (1) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 62 76(4)
(6) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Sloane Stephens (USA) 75 64
(10) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Petra Martic (CRO) 63 75
(21) Sara Errani (ITA) d. (26) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 60...