Genie is through to the second round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal, Canada after she defeated Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic. Genie triumphed over the world No.28 6-3 3-6 7-6 in two hours and 13 minutes.
Genie was dominant in the first set as she won it 6-3 with two breaks of serve over the 2015 Roland Garros finalist. Safarova won the second set to force a third set.
At 6-5 in the third set, Genie had three match points but was unable to convert them as Safarova forced a tie-break. Safarova went up 3-1 in the tie-break and Genie came storming back to win six points in a row and won match point when her opponent double-faulted.
In Wednesday’s second round match, Genie will face No.11 seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia at 6.30 PM on Central. Genie has played the 27-year-old three times before and leads the series 2-1. Here are the matches they have played against each other:
2015 US Open R3: Genie won 7-6 4-6 6-3
2016 Hobart SF: Genie won 6-1 4-6 6-4
2016 Wimbledon R3: Cibulkova won 6-4 6-3