Roland Garros 2015: Draw pick and 1st Round

French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros

Time for one of Sara’s most favorite tournaments! Get ready for the countless emotions only Roland Garros can give.

In this 2015 edition, Sara will be the n.17 seed of the main draw. She will also have to defend last year’s quarterfinals, lost to a pounding Andrea Petkovic (6-2, 6-2). And it seemed even Lady Luck remembers that because it would be the German herself – n.10 seed – to stand in Cichi’s road to the title, probably in the 3rd round.

Meanwhile Sara’s tournament has already started under the best signs: a struggled yet good victory over Alison Riske. Even thought she didn’t put her best game on court consistently, Sara effortlessly took a 4-0 lead at the beginning of the match; took a little mental pause and started to fire shots again when the tie-break came in. Another moment to rest within the second set revealead itself to be lethal and the American took over without too many compliments to level the match.

Finally, a well-timed toilet break before the last set helped Cichi to regain enough concentration to get in the zone and raise her game to close with a beautiful bagel. Final score: 7-6(1), 2-6, 6-0.

In second round Sara will face the power German Carina Witthoeft.

You can take a look at the full Singles draw here.

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