Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Radwanska loses in Sydney but Kvitova surges on

iol spt jan7 Bethniek-Sands
 In Sydney there was a shock loss on day two at the Apia International. Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska suffered a remarkable 57 26 defeat to Bethanie Mattek-sands. Radwanska who is suffering from some sort of shoulder injury lost the straight sets match in just 92 minuets making her the first defending champion at the tournament to lose her first match in 16 years. In a post match Interview, Radwanska didn't seem too concern by her lost, saying (quoting sky sports) :-
"I really had a lot of good matches last week. It's not like I'm playing bad. I'm not worried about that. I just think not my day (and)... sometimes you have to lose.
"I think every week is different story. You start over and over again.
"Every tournament isn't the same thing. You're not winning every week every match. Normally you just to have to start again, not really think what was happening in the last week."

Radwanska wasn't the only seed to lose today. 6th seed Caroline Wozniacki lost a close two set encounter against Lucie Safarova 46 67 (7-9). It wasn’t all bad news for seeded players today however with Petra Kvitova producing an impressive 61 60 demolition of Christine McHale. In the first set alone the Czech produced 14 winners and 3 aces. Other seeds who made it to the next stage was Sara Errani who beat Lauren Davis 75 62 and Angelique Kerber who beat Kaia Kanepi 63 64. 

At the Hobart International things are still in the early stages but one played has already booked herself into the Quarter finals. Alison Riske endured a hard three set win over home favourite Casey Dellacqua, eventually winning 75 46 63. There was still reason for the home crowd to celebrate on Tuesday however when Storm Saunders beat Peng Shuai 62 62.

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