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Serena Williams Powers Past Cornet in Brisbane

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(January 1, 2013) Serena Williams nailed six aces in sailing  past Alize Cornet of France 6-2, 6-2 on Tuesday at the Brisbane International.

Williams dominated with her power rocking one of her aces at 124 mph (200 kilometers per hour).

“I just really went for it. I’ve hit 200 before, but they never go in so I was really excited that it went in,” Williams said. “I tried to be more aggressive.

Williams has lost once in her last 34 tour matches.

Maria Sharapova withdrew from the tournament still nursing a right collarbone injury, while seeds Petra Kvitova and Sara Errani were upset. With the defeats of Kvitova, and Errani, the tournament has lost five of its top ten seeds.

“This tournament was a really tough draw, everybody’s playing,” 2011 Brisbane winner Kvitova told media. “After the offseason, it’s hard to be on the court against some opponents.”

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL
Brisbane, Australia
December 30, 2012-January 5, 2013
Hard/Outdoors

Results – January 1, 2013

WTA Singles – Second Round
(3) Serena Williams (USA) d. Alizé Cornet (FRA) 62 62
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. (5) Sara Errani (ITA) 46 61 75
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. (6) Petra Kvitova (CZE) 64 75
(Q) Ksenia Pervak (KAZ) d. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 36 62 76(6) (saved 4mp)

WTA Doubles – First Round
(1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. Jurak/Marosi (CRO/HUN) 62 64
(2) Huber/Martínez Sánchez (USA/ESP) d. Birnerova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) 63 63
(4) Groenefeld/Peschke (GER/CZE) d. Cibulkova/Llagostera Vives (SVK/ESP) 16 64 108 (Match TB)
(WC) Gajdosova/Rogowska (AUS/AUS) d. Grandin/Uhlirova (RSA/CZE) 64 62

 

ATP Singles – First Round
[7] J Melzer (AUT) d [Q] D Kudla (USA) 26 64 64
D Istomin (UZB) d [8] M Klizan (SVK) 61 62
[Q] J Millman (AUS) d T Ito (JPN) 64 61
[WC] L Hewitt (AUS) d [LL] I Kunitsyn (RUS) 63 46 62
T Robredo (ESP) d [Q] R Harrison (USA) 64 76(4)
A Falla (COL) d [Q] J Levine (USA) 61 76(8)
D Goffin (BEL) d [WC] M Ebden (AUS) 62 62
G Dimitrov (BUL) d B Baker (USA) 63 76(8)

ATP Doubles – First Round
M Baghdatis (CYP) / J Nieminen (FIN) d [3] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) 63 63
A Falla (COL) / S Giraldo (COL) d F Mayer (GER) / F Moser (GER) 63 76(5)
M Melo (BRA) / T Robredo (ESP) d [WC] M Ebden (AUS) / M Matosevic (AUS) 64 63

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY,  JANUARY 2, 2013

PAT RAFTER ARENA start 11:30 am
[Q] M Puig (PUR) vs [4] A Kerber (GER) – WTA
[WC] J Gajdosova (AUS) vs [LL] L Tsurenko (UKR) – WTA
[6] F Mayer (GER) vs M Baghdatis (CYP) – ATP

Not Before 7:00 PM
[1] V Azarenka (BLR) vs S Lisicki (GER) – WTA
[4] A Dolgopolov (UKR) vs J Nieminen (FIN) – ATP

SHOW COURT 1 start 11:00 am
D Hantuchova (SVK) / K Srebotnik (SLO) vs A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) / L Safarova (CZE) – WTA
S Stephens (USA) vs S Arvidsson (SWE) – WTA
A Falla (COL) vs [3] G Simon (FRA) – ATP
T Robredo (ESP) vs [5] K Nishikori (JPN) – ATP
B Mattek-Sands (USA) / S Mirza (IND) vs [2] L Huber (USA) / M Martinez Sanchez (ESP) – WTA

SHOW COURT 2 start 11:00 am
[4] A Groenefeld (GER) / K Peschke (CZE) vs A Amanmuradova (UZB) / V King (USA) – WTA
D Goffin (BEL) / G Muller (LUX) vs [2] C Fleming (GBR) / J Murray (GBR) – ATP
[1] E Butorac (USA) / P Hanley (AUS) vs J Melzer (AUT) / M Raonic (CAN) – ATP
B Baker (USA) / R Harrison (USA) vs O Rochus (BEL) / R Stepanek (CZE) – ATP

 

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