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Sorana Cirstea of Romania rests on the back of the court during her first round match against Marina Erakovic of New Zealand at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Sorana Cirstea of Romania rests on the back of the court during her first round match against Marina Erakovic of New Zealand at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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