Baghdatis has been battling on the Challenger circuit this year and getting a lot of wins under his belt, while Cilic has had some improvements in his game since hiring Goran Ivanisevic as his coach. Check out what Brad and Darren have to say about the speed of the courts in NYC and the keys to winning this match today.
American teenager, Catherine, or “CiCi” Bellis pulled a huge upset today over Dominika Cibulkova! The 15 year old from San Francisco, California won a wildcard into the US Open after winning the USTA National Hard Court Championship this summer.
Swinging aggressively, pumping her fists and loving every minute of the battle, Cici Bellis came out on top today beating Cibulkova 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. She is the youngest player to win a match at the US Open since Anna Kournikova.
I love this girls attitude! She’s positive and attacks the ball. Even in her post match interview, she mentioned how she plays aggressive and even if she doesn’t win each point that way, that’s how she attacks her match. After taking out the 12th seed, CiCi may just become this year’s America’s Sweetheart! Can’t wait to see her compete in the 2nd round!