Ana Ivanovic has been bundled out of Australian Open 2009, going down in one of the matches of the tournament to Russian No. 29 seed Alisa Kleybanova, who won 7-5 6-7(5) 6-2.
Ivanovic made 50 unforced errors to Kleybanova’s 44, 24 of which came in the opening set alone
The Russian had 36 winners to the Serbian’s 23
Kleybanova’s fastest first serve was timed at 185km/h
Ivanovic won six of the seven points when she approached the net; Kleybanova was 23-for-30 (77 per cent) on net approaches
Australia’s Jelena Dokic has continued her extraordinary return to Grand Slam tennis at Australian Open 2009, defeating 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 3-6 6-1 6-2 in the third round on Friday night.
Dokic had 38 unforced errors to Wozniacki’s 27
Dokic stroked 31 winners to Wozniacki’s 17
The Australian converted on five of her 13 break point chances; the Dane capitalised on two of her five opportunities
Roger Federer has put on another masterful display on a court he has come to dominate in recent years, knocking out the ever-dangerous Marat Safin in straight sets to move through to the fourth round of Australian Open 2009 6-3 6-2 7-6(5)
Federer won 85 per cent of points when his first serve was successful
Safin had 33 winners and the same number of unforced errors; Federer recorded 26 winners and 28 unforced errors
Federer capitalised on three of his four break point chances; the Swiss never faced a break point on his own serve in the match
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