Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2015 AUS OPEN Day 2: Williams Sisters Sail Through 1st Rd; Kei,Milos,Woz,Kvitova,Aggie Also Thru

Day 2 of the 2015 Australian Open featured appearances by several Americans, led by Venus Williams and Serena Williams, who both won their first round matches in straight sets, losing only 4 matches each.

Other notable winners on Day 2 were Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic, Feliciano Lopez (10-8 in the 5th against American Dennis Kudla), Gael Monfils on the men's side. On the women's side local favorites Samantha Stosur and Casey Dellacqua won their first round match, as did tournament favorites Aggie Radwanska and Petra Kvitova won while there were a few more surprising upsets with good hard-court players Jelena Jankovic(15), Andrea Petkovic(13) and  Flavia Pennetta(12) all succumbing to much lower-ranked opponents.

In the two popcorn matches of the day, Vika Azarenka dispatched Sloane Stephens in straight sets, while young American lefty Taylor Townsend acquitted herself well in her loss to Caroline Wozniacki.

1 comment:

carter said...

Amazing how in the Fed/Rafa/Andy half of the draw that nine of the 16 seeds are already gone, leaving only Anderson at #14 remaining of those numbered below 10.
Haves and have-nots I guess.


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