Svetlana Kuznetsova has survived a close first round match against Australian Anastasia Rodionova to advance to the second round of Australian Open 2009 in three sets, 6-2 3-6 6-3.
Kuznetsova had 28 winners to the Australian’s 18
Rodionova had 25 unforced errors to Kuznetsova’s 23
Kuznetsova converted five of six break point chances
Kuznetsova served three of the four aces in the match
Australian Samantha Stosur has booked a place in the second round of Australian Open 2009, beating Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic in a gruelling 7-6(5) 7-6(0) victory on Tuesday night at Rod Laver Arena.
Stosur hit 28 winners to Zakopalova’s 14
Zakopalova won all four points when she came to the net; Stosur won 19 of 18 points when she came to the net
Stosur’s fastest serve was 185km/h
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