5 Things: Vika avoids major upset

Updated: March 26, 2012, 10:15 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- For 25 consecutive matches, Victoria had always spelled victory.

And then on Monday, a feisty 5-foot-3 Slovakian grenade named Dominika Cibulkova threatened to blow up the best start to a women's season in 15 years. She sprinted out to a 6-1, 4-1 lead on No. 1-ranked Victoria Azarenka and seemed poised to spring the upset of the year.

When Azarenka came back to win the second set, you got the idea it might be over quickly. But Cibulkova, playing with ...

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