Monday, January 13, 2014

Li cruises into round 2, Kerber struggles

Former French Open champion and twice runner up at Melbourne park, Li Na, stormed past last year's junior Australian open champion Ana Konjuh of Croatia 6-2, 6-0 in 61 minutes in the first round of Australian Open. Li will play Belinda Bencic who defeated Kimiko Date Krumm 6-4,4-6,6-3, who is 27 years older than her. Meanwhile in the opening match of the Rod Laver Arena, Germany's 9th seed Angelique Kerber came through after losing the second set 6-0 to Jermila Gajdosova of Australia. Gajdosova rolled her ankle in the first point of the second set however she was unstoppable in the set and didn't allow Kerber a single game. Kerber clinched the opening set 6-3 and the decider 6-2.

More First Round Results - Day 1

Karolina Pliskova def. Pauline Parmentier 6-0,6-1
Daniela Hantuchova def. Heather Watson 7-5,3-6,6-3
Medison Keys def. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 6-2,6-7,9-7
Zheng Jie def. Robreta Vinci 6-4,6-3
Lucie Safarova def. Julia Glushko 7-5,3-6,6-1
Monica Niculescu def. Shahar Peer 6-4,6-1
Vesna Dolonc def. Lara Arruabarrena 2-6,6-2,6-4
Sabine Lisicki def. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-2,6-1
Tsvetana Pironkova def. Silvia Soler Espinosa 6-3,6-2
Yaninca Wickmayer def. Dinah Pfizenmaier 7-6,6-3
Lauren Davis def. Sachia Vickery 6-3,6-3

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