Amelie Mauresmo has advanced to the second round of Australian Open 2009 after an impressive 6-4 6-3 win over Olga Govortsova of Belarus.
“I was physically good. That was … a concern for me in the last few days. It’s been going well today on the court,” she said.
Govortsova had 29 unforced errors to Mauresmo’s 26
Govortsova converted two of eight break point opportunities; Mauresmo had 10 chances and made five count
Mauresmo hit two more winners than Govortsova (23-21)
Mauresmo hit six aces, while Govortsova had one
Govortsova landed 81 per cent of her first serves, while Mauresmo managed only 65 per cent
No. 6 seed Venus Williams has breezed through to the second round of Australian Open 2009 with little fuss, brushing past German Angelique Kerber 6-3 6-3 on Hisense Arena.
Williams hit 28 winners to 20 unforced errors
Kerber’s average second serve was only 130km/h
Williams approached the net 28 times, winning 71 per cent of points
Kerber converted both of her break points
In a battle of the wildcards, Australia’s Jessica Moore has recovered from a set down to win 1-6 6-3 9-7 against 16-year-old American Christina McHale.
Moore converted 41 per cent of her break point opportunities compared to McHale’s 39 per cent
Moore won a total of 104 points to McHale’s 100
McHale made 58 unforced errors to Moore’s 47
Seed No.13 Victoria Azarenka advanced to the second round with a 6-2 6-1 win over Petra Kvitova.
While No.28 seed Francesca Schiavone lost to Shuai Peng 7-6(4) 6-1
Australian youngster Isabella Holland was knocked out of Australian Open in straight sets on Tuesday, losing 6-1 7-5 to women’s 21st seed Anabel Medina Garrigues in just over two hours.
The marathon second set took 80 minutes
Medina Garrigues found the mark with 79 per cent of her first serves
Holland had 42 unforced errors to Medina Garrigues’s 27
Holland had the fastest serve of the match, a delivery of 166km/h
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