Barrage of aces not enough for Dr. Ivo
PARIS -- As matchups go, Ivo Karlovic is a nightmare for Lleyton Hewitt.
At 6-foot-10, the Croatian stands more than a foot taller that the gritty Australian, which makes returning serve problematic. If the first serve -- whizzing in from a towering height above the court, sometimes at better than 215 kilometers per hour (133-plus mph) -- doesn't get Hewitt, the kicker that comes next often bounces higher than his head.
On a toasty opening day at Roland Garros ...
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2009 FRENCH OPEN
Women's singles: Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia
Roger Federer, Switzerland
Men's doubles: Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic and Leander Paes, India
Women's doubles: Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual, Spain
Mixed doubles: Liezel Huber and Bob Bryan, United States
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