Marion won 75 61 against Cibulkova in 1h45. Another tough victory but at least she went through! She will have another chance to find her game & secure some precious points. She really needs confidence to produce her best tennis on the court, for example in the first set, she never tried a shot down the line whereas she obviously knows how to do.
She relied only on her first serve & return to get this first set. Cibulkova gave her lots of free points too due to her inexperience. The second set was much better, Marion showed signs of good form with a gameplan that looked more like her.
Still a difficult match for her, but we all know that she is not very confident. It will help her on the other side
. The very positive thing is that her first serve is excellent
. 7 aces ... but please Marion get a real second serve, not a second first serve ^^.