|Serena, Venus Fight Into 3rd Rd. Thursday; Woz Upset in Oz; X-Notes |
Other seeded winners Thursday were No. 4 Petra Kvitova quietly moving through the draw after a 6-2, 6-4 win over Mona Barthel of Germany; No. 11 Dominika Cibulkova regaining form, beating Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova 6-2, 6-0; No. 19 Alize Cornet outlasting unheral...|
|Sharapova Slaps Away 2 Match Points at Australian Open; Serena on Thursday |
|1 Victoria Azarenka vs. (8) Caroline Wozniacki, (11) Dominika Cibulkova vs. Tsvetana Pironkova, (4) Petra Kvitova vs. German comer Mona Barthel, (24) Garbine Muguruza vs. the veteran Daniela Hantuchova, and an all-American "C"-squad battle with Irina Falconi vs. Madison Brengle.
|Djokovic Fit on Day 2 of Australian Open; Woz, Williams Sisters Advance |
|and even from the first game she was just hitting the ball so hard."
Other notables into the second round on Tuesday were German Mona Barthel turning back talented Croatian comer Donna Vekic 3-6, 6-4, 6-2; Bulgarian veteran Tsvetana Pironkova ending Hobart winner Heather Watson's ...|
|Tennis-X Previews: Sydney, Hoe-bart, More; X-Notes! |
|Australia; Surface: hard
Seeds: Casey Dellacqua, Zarina Diyas, Camila Giorgi, Sloane Stephens, Klara "Kookie" Koukalova, Mona Barthel, Alison Riske, Roberta Vinci
Floaters: Lauren Davis, Kaia Kanepi, Annika Beck, Christina McHale
Notes: No Top 25 players in the draw....|
|UPDATED2: Aussie Aussie Oy Oy as Wildcards Romp at Brisbane Tennis |
|veteran Daniela Hantuchova upset No. 2 seed Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2, and Croat Ana Konjuh also came in with an upset, defeating No. 8 Mona Barthel 6-2, 6-1.
American former world No. 1 junior Taylor Townsend made good on her wild card opportunity, in the first round outlasting forme...|
|Ivanovic Out; Sharapova Test Friday at US Open |
|Vania King 6-1, 6-0, and will next meet another American in Varvara Lepchenko, who advanced after a 6-4, 6-0 win over German Mona Barthel.
"I've been working really hard," Williams said. "The results just hadn't been coming in the Slams."
No. 3 seed Petra Kvitova was ano...|
|Barthel, Kirilenko Win WTA Titles |
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