Women’s world No.4 Elena Dementieva of Russia has survived a first round scare at Australian Open 2009 against unknown German Kristina Barrois, advancing 7-6(4) 2-6 6-1 and keeping her hopes of taking the No.1 spot alive.
Both players served five aces in the match
Dementieva won only eight more points than Barrois (96-88 )
Barrois had three more unforced errors than Dementieva (39-36)
Barrois had the fastest serve for the match 182km/h in the fifth set
The match lasted for two hours and seven minutes, with the first set lasting one hour and five minutes
Women’s ninth seed Agnieszka Radwanska has been dumped from Australian Open 2009, going down in a tight three-set match against Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko. 7-6(7) 4-6 6-1 in two hours and 19 minutes.
Bondarenko won 49 per cent of receiving points compared to Radwanska’s 41 per cent
Bondarenko hit 27 backhand winners to Radwanska’s five
Radwanska made 51 unforced errors to Bondarenko’s 35
Australian Jarmila Gajdosova has gone down in three sets to Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano in the first round of Australian Open 2009. while Gajdosova began to miss, and the Frenchwoman reeled off four straight games to win 6-1 6-7(2) 6-4.
Gajdosova made 47 unforced errors to Razzano’s 42
Gajdosova had 27 winners to Razzano’s 26
Razzano won 104 points to Gajdosova’s 88
Razzano landed 63 per cent of her first serves, while Gajdosova managed just 50 per cent
Three-time Australian Open women’s singles champion Serena Williams breezed past Chinese wildcard Meng Yuan 6-3 6-2 in 75 minutes a repeat clash of last year’s women’s first round match-up.
Williams hit 31 unforced errors compared to Meng’s 16.
The American won 63 points to Meng’s 42
Williams notched up 20 more winners than Meng (26-6)
The match lasted one hour and 15 minutes
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