Tuesday Result – Day 1 winner Vera, Jelena, Venus

Doha 2008 – Tuesday

Highlights of the first day’s play from the Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha featuring the all all Russian encounter between Svelana Kuznetzova and Vera Zvonareva, Serbian battle between Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic and Dinara Safina against Venus Williams.

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LATEST RESULTS

Tuesday, November 4, 2008
ROUND ROBIN
White Group
(8) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d. (6) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 62 63
(1) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. (4) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 63 64

Maroon Group
(7) Venus Williams (USA) d. (2) Dinara Safina (RUS) 75 63

vz-against-sk

Zvonareva was the first player to score a win at the 2008 Sony Ericsson Championships. She defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-3 in the first round robin match at the Khalifa International Tennis Complex.

jj-against-ai

World number one Jankovic win against Ivanovic 6-3,6-4. Ivanovic often looked dangerous, smiting some forehands with sharp angles and great weight, but she made a few too many mistakes, and was too often playing catch-up.

But Ivanovic felt unwell during the last two or three games and suddenly stopped six points from the end feeling dizzy and took a time out.

She resumed by holding her serve, but Jankovic closed out the match confidently on her own delivery, and afterwards Ivanovic claimed she had been dehydrated in the humid conditions.

vw-against-ds

2008 Wimbledon champion Venus Williams launched her Championship campaign by beating Dinara Safina 7-5, 6-3.

Safina raced to an early 5-2 lead in the opening set, but Venus found her rhythm and stormed back to take the match after one hour and forty-four minutes of play.

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