Australian Open Day 4: Clijsters Continues To Roll; Zvonareva, Stosur Advance; Peng Upsets Jankovic

Kim Clijsters

Fan favorite Kim Clijsters (no, she’s not pregnant, Todd Woodbridge!) continued to roll at the Australian Open, taking out Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1 6-3 in 62 minutes. It was another dominating performance by the Belgian, who broke her opponent five times, ripped 21 winners. All while pregnant…well…

In non-pregnant news, Vera Zvonareva and Samantha Stosur also advanced, while Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic fell to China’s PENG Shuai 7-6 (3) 6-3. Jelena is my second favorite WTA player, next to Clijsters, but I am not really surprised at her flameout down under. She is a super talented player, but is prone to coming up short in the really big tournaments, like the Grand Slams. I really hope that one day Jelena will break through, but for now it’s on to Roland Garros for the former world #1.

Singles – Second Round
(2) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d. Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 26 63 61
(3) Kim Clijsters (BEL) d. Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 61 63
(5) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Vera Dushevina (RUS) 63 62
Peng Shuai (CHN) d. (7) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 76(3) 63
(10) Shahar Peer (ISR) d. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 63 62
(12) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (Q) Petra Martic (CRO) 63 64
(13) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d. (WC) Alicia Molik (AUS) 64 61
(16) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. Kristina Barrois (GER) 62 62
Iveta Benesova (CZE) d. (18) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 63 61
(22) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 62 62
Simona Halep (ROU) d. (24) Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) 64 76(2)
(25) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) 63 64
Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. (26) María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 75 61
(31) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 63 67(2) 75
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. (Q) Lesya Tsurenko (UKR) 76(6) 61
Ayumi Morita (JPN) d. (WC) Caroline Garcia (FRA) 64 64

Kim Clijsters

Vera Zvonareva

Jelena Jankovic


Peng Shuai


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