MELBOURNE - With a satisfied smile Arantxa Rus looked back at her victory over Isabella Holland. "I played quite a good game and had a strong start. ... One and a half set was pretty easy, from 3-3 in the second was the struggle for every point, " said Rus, who is now one victory away from the main draw. "I served strong and I was able to continue playing my own game. I hope tomorrow (Sunday) to do that again. "
In 3rd, final qualifying round she will play aganst the Japanese Kurumi Nara. "I know her game, but I never played against her, " said Rus over the last obstacle on the road to head tournament. "I have good, but bad memories also, " she said of the Australian Open. "Three years ago I won a junior tournament, but two years later, I have certainly not played.