29 today, how time flies, nearly 10 years ago she made her first Grand slam final at the US open, then the famous withdrawel match v Anne Kremer the following month in Luxembourg. Seems like yesterday. Not sure what her legacy is, don't see any up and coming Danes in men or women's tennis (actually hear Tausen is one to watch?), maybe needs more time, but happy birthday anyway.
First match back following a double grand slam and major coaching drama can be tricky, but Naomi manages to get probably the easiest second round match humanly possible in Dubai (Kiki Maldenovic). Naomi has to thank the Dubai organizers for granting a wild card to Fatma Al Nabhani in the main draw, which enabled Kiki to actually post a win in a WTA singles event. This is great for Naomi, Kiki, and Al Nabhani (who should really be contesting club matches against Alexandra Stevenson), so everybody wins!
Mladenovic wins 63 63