Roland Garros: Karlović Through To The Next Round, Lučić-Baroni Out

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In the first round of Roland Garros, Karlović beat the player who was born in the same year in which he turned pro.

The second Grand Slam tournament of the year started on May 28. 2017. Two veteran Croatian players hit the courts of Roland Garros, Ivo Karlović, and Mirjana Lučić-Baroni.

Karlović beat Stefanos Tsitsipas, the Greek player nineteen years younger than him. Experience prevailed, and the Croatian veteran won in straight sets; 7-6, 7-5,6-4. Karlović dominated the play, hitting 50 winners, while his opponent managed to hit 33.

Mirjana Lučić-Baroni was the next to hit the Court 3 in Paris, but she was not as successful as her compatriot. She was defeated by Cagla Buyukakcay, the Turkish player ranked 155 on the WTA Ranking List.

Lučić-Baroni made too many mistakes, and the statistics are miserable; she made 38 unforced errors, 8 double faults, and got just 57% of her first serves in. The final score was 6-3,6-3 for the 27-year-old Turkish player.



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