Jankovic ousted by Bartoli, Zvonareva, Safina, Dokic into Quarterfinals


Women’s world No.7 Vera Zvonareva has progressed into her first Australian Open quarterfinal after defeating fellow Russian and 10th seed Nadia Petrova 7-5 6-4 on Sunday.

Quick facts
Petrova had 49 unforced errors
Zvonareva had 23 winners to Petrova’s 22
Zvonareva converted just three of her 18 break point chances, while Petrova capitalised on her only break point opportunity
Petrova won 12 of 15 points when she came to the net, while Zvonareva was successful on eight of her 12 net approaches

Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli has caused a major upset on day seven of Australian Open 2009, defeating women’s world No.1 Jelena Jankovic 6-1 6-4 in the fourth round.

Bartoli has now advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals for the first time, and will meet Vera Zvonareva in the last eight.

Quick facts
Jankovic won just seven of 24 points on her second serve (29 per cent)
Bartoli hit 34 winners to Jankovic’s 17
The Frenchwoman had 20 unforced errors to Jankovic’s 15
Bartoli won 10 of 12 points when she came to the net
Bartoli won 81 per cent of points when her first serve was successful

Dinara Safina survived a fourth round scare and two match points to dispose of France’s Alize Cornet 6-2 2-6 7-5 at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday,

Quick facts
The nail-biting final set took 59 minutes
Safina had 52 unforced errors and eight double faults to Cornet’s 29 errors and four double faults
The Russian had 32 winners to Cornet’s 19
Safina won 18 of the 27 points where she came to the net; Cornet was 4-for-6 on net approaches

Australia’s Jelena Dokic – continued her amazing comeback with an epic 7-5 5-7 8-6 fourth-round victory over Russia’s Alisa Kleybanova on Sunday night

Dokic now plays Russian Dinara Safina in the quarterfinals

Quick facts
The match lasted three hours and two minutes
Dokic won 125 points for the match; Kleybanova won 120
The Australian had 46 winners to Kleybanova’s 29
Kleybanova had 38 unforced errors to Dokic’s 58
Dokic served 11 double faults, while Kleybanova had three
Dokic converted seven of her 17 break point chances (41 per cent), while Kleybanova capitalised on six of her eight break point opportunities (75 per cent)

012509 sunday /info-photo via Australian Open / Getty Images


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