12:10 am August 31, 2011, by Ken Sugiura
Former Georgia Tech tennis star Irina Falconi will play her second-round match at the U.S. Open Wednesday. She’ll face No. 14 seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia in the third match of the day on Court 11. The first match begins at 11 a.m.
Falconi, who turned professional following her junior year in 2010, earned her first win in a grand slam tournament Monday with a three-set win over Klara Zakpalova. Falconi is ranked No. 79 in the world.
Cibulkova is the world No. 15 player in the world. She reached the third round at the Australian Open in January and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, where she knocked out world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki.
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