Mauresmo, Dementieva, S.Williams, Pennetta advances into third round


The Australian Open 2009 campaign of Amelie Mauresmo suffered an early hiccup on Thursday, but the 20th seed managed to overcome a first-set slump to oust British qualifier Elena Baltacha 4-6 6-3 6-2 on Show Court 2.

Quick facts
Mauresmo won 95 total points to Baltacha’s 79
Baltacha had 49 unforced errors to Mauresmo’s 33
Mauresmo’s fastest serve was 177km/h, while Baltacha’s was 172km/h

World No.4 Elena Dementieva progressed to the third round of Australian Open 2009 on Thursday, beating the ranked 35 Czech Republic’s Iveta Benesova in a comfortable 6-4 6-1 result.

Quick facts
Benesova hit only four winners in the first set to Dementieva’s nine
Dementieva’s fastest serve was 175km/h
Benesova served one ace for the entire match; Dementieva had three
Dementieva didn’t serve a double fault in the second set after recording five in the first

Serena Williams has survived a bizarre second round match against plucky Argentine Gisela Dulko, prevailing 6-3 7-5 in difficult conditions at Hisense Arena on Thursday.

Quick facts
Williams converted only four of 18 break point chances; Dulko was a perfect two of two
Williams’ fastest serve was 185km/h, and had eight aces to Dulko’s none
Dulko hit more winners than Williams, 29-26
Williams won 87 per cent of points when she landed her first serve
The match lasted 110 minutes

Twelfth seed Flavia Pennetta overcame local hopeful Jessica Moore to progress to the third round of Australian Open 2009 on Thursday, defeating the Australian 6-4 6-1.

Quick facts
The match lasted one hour and 16 minutes
Both players had a fastest serve speed of 166km/h
Moore served three double faults, while Pennetta had none
The Italian made 25 unforced errors to Moore’s 21

Samantha Stosur AUS d Sabine Lisicki GER 6-3 6-4
Elena Dementieva RUS (4) d Iveta Benesova CZE 6-4 6-1
Serena Williams USA (2) d Gisela Dulko ARG 6-3 7-5
Flavia Pennetta ITA (12) d Jessica Moore AUS 6-4 6-1
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS (8 ) d Tatjana Malek GER 6-2 6-2
Amelie Mauresmo FRA (20) d Elena Baltacha GBR 4-6 6-3 6-2
Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP (21) d Julie Coin FRA 6-1 6-4
Virginie Razzano FRA d Patty Schnyder SUI (14) 6-3 6-1
Alona Bondarenko UKR (31) d Severine Bremond FRA 7(7)-6(1) 1-6 6-2
Jie Zheng CHN (22) d Melinda Czink HUN 7(7)-6 5-7 6-3
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez ESP d Akgul Amanmuradova UZB 6-2 6-4
Victoria Azarenka BLR (13) d Tathiana Garbin ITA 4-1 (retired)
Dominika Cibulkova SVK (18 ) d Yung-Jan Chan TPE 6-0 6-2
Kateryna Bondarenko UKR d Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP 7-5 7-5

012209 thursday /info-photo via Australian Open / Getty Images


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