Ivanovic, Petrova, Safina, Jankovic through to the third round

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Serbian No.5 seed, Ana Ivanovic skipped through to the third round of Australian Open 2009 with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Italian qualifier Alberta Brianti in the opening match at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday.

Quick facts
Ivanovic hit five aces to Brianti’s none, while the Italian had six double faults
Ivanovic’s fastest serve was 175km/h, while Brianti’s quickest delivery was timed at 158km/h
The match lasted 92 minutes
Ivanovic had 26 winners and 26 unforced errors


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Women’s 10th seed Nadia Petrova has cruised into the third round of Australian Open 2009 after defeating India’s Sania Mirza 6-3 6-2 in just 70 minutes.

Quick facts
Petrova won 100 per cent of points at the net (7-for-7) to Mirza’s 80 per cent (4-for-5)
Petrova’s fastest serve was 190km/h, while Mirza’s was 169km/h
Mirza hit six forehand winners to Petrova’s five
Petrova served seven aces to Mirza’s two


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Dinara Safina is through to the third round of Australian Open 2009, but not after a scare in her match against Russian compatriot Ekaterina Makarova.

The No. 3 seed played sloppy tennis at times during her 6-7(3) 6-3 6-0 victory at Hisense Arena.

Quick facts
Safina landed 71 per cent of first serves to Makarova’s 59 per cent
Safina had 44 unforced errors, while her opponent had 40
Safina won 12 of 22 net approaches
She also hit 31 winners for the match, while Makarova had 22
Makarova averaged only 117km/h on her second serve compared to Safina’s 140km/h


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Jelena Jankovic is through to the third round of Australian Open 2009 after edging past feisty Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 6-4 7-5 at Hisense Arena on Wednesday.

Quick facts
A whopping 21 of Flipkens’ 38 unforced errors came in the second set
Jankovic had a first serve percentage of 81 per cent
Jankovic hit 21 winners to Flipkens’ 30
Flipkens won 32 of 46 points at the net

Result 2nd Round
Ana Ivanovic SRB (5) d Alberta Brianti ITA 6-3 6-2
Jelena Jankovic SRB (1) d Kirsten Flipkens BEL 6-4 7-5
Dinara Safina RUS (3) d Ekaterina Makarova RUS 6(3)-7(7) 6-3 6-0
Nadia Petrova RUS (10) d Sania Mirza IND 6-3 6-2
Vera Zvonareva RUS (7) d Edina Gallovits ROU 6-0 6-0
Caroline Wozniacki DEN (11) d Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP 6-3 6-3
Alize Cornet FRA (15) d Andrea Petkovic GER 6-1 6-0
Daniela Hantuchova SVK (19) d Mathilde Johansson FRA 6-3 4-6 6-3
Ai Sugiyama JPN (26) d Nathalie Dechy FRA 1-6 6-1 6-3
Alisa Kleybanova RUS (29) d Stephanie Cohen-Aloro FRA 6-1 3-6 6-2
Lucie Safarova CZE d Marina Erakovic NZL 6-1 3-6 9-7
Kaia Kanepi EST (25) d Patricia Mayr AUT 6-3 6-1
Galina Voskoboeva KAZ d Karin Knapp ITA 6-4 6-1
Sara Errani ITA d Monica Niculescu ROU 6-2 6-3

Jelena Dokic AUS d Anna Chakvetadze RUS (17) 6-4 6(4)-7(7) 6-3
012109 wednesday /info-photo via Australian Open / Getty Images

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