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Sunday January 02, 2011


Svetlana Kuznetsova wins over Sacha Jones at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand

By LadyDragon

AUCKLAND, New Zealand( 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




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