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Mixed Opening Day For Croats At Wimbledon

It was a mixed day for Croatia’s Wimbledon hopefuls on the opening day of the year’s third Grand Slam in London on Monday.

Number one ranked Croatian men’s player Marin Cilic had no trouble in disposing Marcos Baghdatis in straight sets, 6:3, 6:4, 6:4. Meanwhile in the women’s draw, Mirjana Lucic also advanced to the second round after a comfortable 6:1, 6:4 victory over Sweden’s Sofia Arvidsson.

It was not to be rising teenage star Donna Vekic’s day as she went down in straight sets to the Czech Republic’s Petra Cetkovska 6:3, 6:1 in her first Wimbledon, whilst Ajla Tomljanovic also suffered a first round exit at the hands of Serbia’s Bojana Jovanovski 3:6, 6:1, 9:7 .

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