Tennis-Gentle giant Cilic profits from new aggressive streak
LONDON, June 24 "Mr Nice Guy" Marin Cilic believes a more aggressive attitude on court can propel him towards a title push at Wimbledon.
PARIS Feb 2 Top seed Sara Errani benefited from a retirement for the second time this week as the Italian raced into the final of the Paris Open when Dutch opponent Kiki Bertens pulled out while trailing 5-0 on Saturday.
The 25-year-old Errani, returning to Paris less than a year after reaching the French Open final, was in command when Bertens was forced out with back pain.
The world number seven had already seen Madgalena Rybarikova of Slovakia retire in the first set of their second-round encounter but dismissed the idea she had enjoyed an easy path to the final.
"Oh no, we can't say that. I admit it does not happen very often but I played more than three hours last night," Errani told reporters referring to her 7-5 4-6 7-5 victory over Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro in the quarter-finals.
Errani will bid for a seventh career title on Sunday against 45th-ranked Mona Barthel of Germany who only needed 65 minutes to sweep aside 19-year-old Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-1 6-4.
Mladenovic had thrashed second seed Petra Kvitova 6-3 6-4 a day earlier. (Reporting by Olivier Guillemain, writing by Gregory Blachier, editing by Tony Jimenez)
June 24 (Gracenote) - Results from the Queen's Men's Singles Semifinal matches on Saturday Feliciano Lopez (Spain) beat 6-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 7-5 3-6 6-2 4-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) 6-3 5-7 6-4
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