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AO Day Seven: Petrova, Zheng Keep Rolling

Posted by gauloises1 on January 24, 2010

Zheng Jie has been on quite the unheralded little run, taking out Marion Bartoli and now backing that up with a win over Alona Bondarenko to make the quarterfinals. She’ll face the winner of Safina-Kirilenko after a 76(5) 64 victory over the 31st seed.

This was more thna a decent scrap, but Bondarenko’s serve – never a thing of beauty – really let her down as she couldn’t hold on to either of the breaks she earned in the first set or the minibreak in the tiebreak. And Zheng never really let her in to the second set. Great match from her.

Nadia Petrova, meanwhile, proved that she’s not just a one-upset-per-tournament kind of girl by taking out Svetlana Kuznetsova, 63 36 61. I’m afraid I napped through this one, so all I can bring you are photos …

Henin or Wickmayer next …

One Response to “AO Day Seven: Petrova, Zheng Keep Rolling”

  1. linz said

    I’m so happy for Nadia, definitely the MVP of Week 1! I really hope she has another upset left in her, it seems ridiculous that she’s beaten Kim and Sveta and is only in the quarters!

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