Friday, March 28, 2008

Solid phenom list for Family Circle Cup

Last week, I announced that Agnes Szavay and Agnieska Radwanska would be playing next month in the Family Circle Cup in Charleston. Also playing will be Victoria Azarenka, Alize Cornet and Caroline Wozniacki. And, to add more young player fun, the line-up also includes Sara Errani and Dominika Cibulkova, who performed beautifully on the green clay last year.

Tamira, where are you?...

2 comments:

Jen said...

Diane, you've mentioned before being impressed by Cibulkova. I'm beginning to see why after her last month's Doha tournament where she beat Safarova, Schnyder, and Venus Williams consecutively -- and in straight sets! -- before barely losing to Radwanska. And of course she took Kuzzy to three sets two weeks ago at Indian Wells. Tomorrow she has what could be a very interesting match against the always combative Schiavone, by the way.

But what I want to know -- I've mentioned this before -- can anyone confirm that Cibulkova is really only 5'3" tall? I know the WTA lists her as that but she plays bigger!

And is there anyone else in the top 50 under 5'4? Even Sugiyama is an inch taller than Dominika. (I should note for the record that the Spanish player Nuria Llagostera Vives, ranked 74th, is under 5'2"!) Interesting...

Diane said...

Her website lists her vital stats, but omits her height! She's short (I don't know if she's 5'3" short), yes, though she doesn't seem short.