02ND Jun 2009

Tomic into third

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By tennis.com.au

Second-seeded junior Bernard Tomic has blasted his way into the third round of the French Open junior championships while Victoria’s Olivia Rogowska has been upset in the second round.

Tomic needed only 66 minutes to dispose of American Alexander Domijan 7-5 6-3.

The Australian converted three of seven break point opportunities while his opponent could only manage to capitalise on one of his three break point chances.

After playing in the men’s singles main draw and losing to 29th-seeded German Philipp Kohlschreiber, 16-year-old Tomic has shown a clean pair of heels to his older opponents in the juniors (Domijan turns 18 later this year while Tomic’s first-round opponent, Andrei Vasilevski, recently turned 18).

Tomic will next meet 14th-seeded German Dominik Schulz who is yet to drop a set and has only lost 10 games in his first two matches.

In the girls’ championships, 12th-seeded Australian Olivia Rogowska has been defeated by Bianca Botto of Peru in a tough three-set match, 2-6 6-1 9-7.

It was a tight affair with Botto winning 105 points to Rogowska’s 103 for the match.

Rogowska is in the girls’ doubles championships partnering Queenslander Isabella Holland. The pair will meet Russian duo Nadejda Guskova and Karina Pimkina in the first round.

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