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By Chris Oddo | Tuesday February 13, 2018

Kristina Mladenovic

Kristina Mladenovic is rising again after six wins in seven matches dating back to St. Petersburg. This and more in By the Numbers.

Photo credit: Mark Peterson/Corleve

Keeping up with the game of tennis, by the numbers. Each day at Tennis Now we’ll give you a fresh set—without any further ado, here’s today’s sampling:


Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime will make his ATP debut in Rotterdam today when he faces Serbia's Filip Krajinovic. The 17-year-old is a highly touted junior that has transitioned smoothly to the ATP Tour. He won two Challenger titles last season, becoming the second youngest ATP player to own multiple Challenger titles. He is a former No.2 junior who won the 2016 U.S. Open junior title.


The first ATP-500 event of the season is underway in Rotterdam, and the ABN Amro World Tennis Championships are getting a nice boost from the return of Roger Federer. The Swiss will begin his quest for World No.1 with a first-round tilt against Germany’s Ruben Bemelmans on Wednesday night. If Federer reaches the semis he will become the oldest No.1 in ATP history.


Tomas Berdych has now won 18 of his last 21 contests are Rotterdam after taking out Mischa Zverev 7-5, 6-3 on Monday. Berdych, the 2014 champion and 2015 runner-up, began his career at Rotterdam by losing five of his first seven.


The record of France’s Kristina Mladenovic in her last 7 matches. The Frenchwoman ended a 15-match losing streak by making a run to the St. Petersburg final a few weeks ago. Over the weekend she won both of her Fed Cup singles rubbers. On Tuesday in Doha she defeated China’s Peng Shuai to reach the second round.


The current winning streak of Petra Kvitova, who powered into the second round at Doha on Tuesday by defeating Cagla Buyukakcay of Turkey. The St. Petersburg champion struck 34 winners against just 15 unforced errors.


The seeds cleaned up in Doha on Tuesday, going 9-0. Here’s a quick breakdown of the carnage they created:

[4] Muguruza d. Duan, 6-3, 6-4
[7] Garcia d. Muguruza, 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-0
[9] Goerges d. Safarova, 6-1, 7-5
[10] Konta d. Pera, 7-6(5), 6-1
[11] Mladenovic d. Peng, 6-2, 6-4
[12] Keys d. Wang, 6-1, 6-4
[13] Sevastova d. Vekic, 6-3, 6-4
[14] Rybarikova d. Nabhani, 6-4, 6-1
[15] Mertens d. Babos, 2-6, 6-1, 6-1
[16] Kvitova d. Buyukakcay, 6-1, 6-3


Number of qualifiers that have reached the second round in Doha. CiCi Bellis, Naomi Osaka, Marketa Vondrousova, Duan Ying-Ying, Anna Blinkova and Monica Niculescu.


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