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Serena crushes, Voznyatski survived, and the 42 years Date-Krum writes history 

Serena crushes, Voznyatski survived, and the 42 years Date-Krum writes history


The ageless Kimiko Date-Krum, not just that she is 42 years old is among the elite of world tennis and still have opportunities to compete with the best, but today brought the biggest surprise of the early Australian Open, literally referring from the court the located under № 12 in the world Nadia Petrova after the victory with 6-2 6-0 inform .

Thus, the Japanese became the oldest tennis player achieves victory in the main draw of the Australian Open. An interesting fact is that the Date-Krum made her debut in Melbourne 23 years ago, and her best achievement was reaching the quarterfinals nearly two decades - back in 1994

Caroline Voznyatski was about to drop out at the start, but still managed to eliminate Sabine Lisitski with 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. Serena Williams smashed her rival Edina Gallovits, Romania with 6-0, 6-0. Victoria Azarenka went well in defense of her title from last year - with success 6-1, 6-4 over Monica Niculescu.

One more from the set dropped through the today after Carla Suarez Navarro eliminate seventh in the scheme Sara Errani after the victory with 6-4 6-4. Maria Kirilenko also qualified for the second round, beating with 6-4 6-2 Vania King, the next opponent of the Russian is Peng Shuai, dealt with Rebecca Marino after categorical 6-3 6-0. Another Russian began with victory in Melbourne after returning to the court this season after severe injury Svetlana Kuznetsova defeat with 6-2 6-1 over Lourdes Dominguez Lino.

In the match between two tennis players, won titles from the tournament while situated in a terrible weak form Petra Kvitova recorded only her fourth win in their last 11 games played after a 6-4 2-6 6-2 against Francesca Schiavone, which turn has a series of four consecutive losses.

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