Venus Williams Australian Open
January 19, 2011 by USA Post
Venus Williams Australian Open, (UKPA) – Venus Williams desire to “add to his haul of grand slam titles is evident again as she toughed drainage three setter against Sandra Zahlavova the second round of the Australian Open.
His hopes seemed in disarray when she lost the first set to the Czech Republic and then had to leave the court for a medical time out for treatment on an upper leg injury. But she somehow found the reserves coming through 6-7 (6 / 6-0 6-4 against an opponent who had recorded just one win at Grand Slam level going into the tournament.
Williams will now play 30th seed Andrea Petkovic, who received an alert to all-powerful British qualifier Anne Keothavong before coming through 2-6 7-5 6-0.
Caroline Wozniacki bid to land his first Grand Slam crown has accelerated, as she won a convincing victory over Vania King at home in the third inning. The Danes, who reached the world number one spot despite a modest track record in the majors, was far too good for America’s king, winning 6-1 6-0 in under an hour.
The next step is Wozniacki Dominika Cibulkova, Slovak pint companies that beat her in Sydney last week. Cibulkova, 29th seed beat Alberta Brianti 6-1 4-6 6-2.
Still in the framework is 11th Justine Henin, who beat Great Britain 6-1 6-3 Elena Baltacha. Henin is sure to be tested more in his next match as she faces Svetlana Kuznetsova, U.S. Open 2004 and 2009 French Open champion.
Eighth seed Victoria Azarenka continues to progress smoothly, following his victory over Kathrin Woerle with a 6-4 6-4 victory over Andrea Hlavackova.
Maria Sharapova, seeded 14, fought at first, but still advanced from the French Virginie Razzano 7-6 (7 / 3) 6-3.
Neither ninth seed and sixth seed Francesca Schiavone advanced, but in different ways. Evgeniya Rodina Li coldly eliminated for the loss of five games, while French was Open champion Schiavone took all the way by large active Canadian Rebecca Marino 9-7 before coming through in the third.
Four seeds fell on Wednesday, which was the highest number 15 Marion Bartoli, who came down 3-6 6-3 6-0 to Russia’s Vesna Manasieva. Kaia Kanepi (20) lost to Julia Goerges, Yanina Wickmayer (21) was surprisingly dumped by Anastasija Sevastova and Tsvetana Pironkova (32) managed just five games against Monica Niculescu.
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Fourth-seeded Venus Williams overcame a leg injury over the defeat Sandra Zahlavova of the Czech Republic, 6-7, 6-0, 6-4. Williams will now face German Andrea Petkovic in the third round.
As for men defending champion Roger Federer, his opponent second round gave him trouble in the past. Gilles Simon of France defeated second-seeded Federer in their previous two meetings.
Wednesday, Simon gave the former world player of the highest ranked all he could manage. Linked to two sets each in the fifth set, Federer finally broke Simon in the sixth game and won, 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3.
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