Sunday January 02, 2011
Svetlana Kuznetsova wins over Sacha Jones at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand
AUCKLAND, New Zealand(LadyDragon.com)02/01/11--Svetlana wins in 2 sets 6-4, 6-2 in 1 hour 25 minutes.
Svetlana serving serving first and holding, 1-0. Unfortunatly for Sacha she double faulted to give the game to Svetlana. 2-0. Sasha keeps fighting and gets the break back, 2-1. Svetlana hits the ball on the top of the net and goes wild out of court, 2-2. Sacha making Svetlana working hard for that game, 3-2. A long ball give the game to Svetlana, 4-2. Sacha keeps playing and breaks back again, 4-3. Her brother and coach comes and talk to her. Now Sacha serving to stay in the first set, 5-4.
Now it is Svetlana that is talking to her coach. Svetlana breaks to win the first set 6-4 in 50 minutes.
Sacha second serve is too weak for Svetlana to hurt her.
1 all in the second set, Svetlana holds to Love, 2-1. After being down 2 break points, Sacha fights back and holds, 2-2. A close game again, 3-2. Svetlana breaks to Love and holds, 5-2. Svetlana breaks again, 6-2.
Svetlana wins in 2 sets 6-4, 6-2 in 1 hour 25 minutes.
ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand
Main draw dates: Monday, January 3 Saturday, January 8, 2011
Singles Final: Saturday, January 8, following doubles final
Doubles Final: Saturday, January 8, 1:00pm
Venue: ASB Tennis Centre
Status: WTA International Event
Total prize money: US$220,000
Staging: 27th year
Draw sizes: 32 singles / 16 doubles / 32 singles qualifying (4 qualifiers)
Surface: Hard, Outdoors