Wildcard storms through
Jan 3, 2005
By Dale Budge at the ASB Bank Tennis Centre in Auckland
Russian wildcard entry Lina Krasnoroutskaya stormed past Hungary's Aniko Kapros to record a straight sets 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 victory at the ASB Classic on Monday afternoon.
Krasnoroutskaya, who won the wildcard into the tournament in somewhat controversial circumstances ahead of Kiwi Shelley Stephens, moved into the second round after a tight first set.
After winning the tie-break, Krasnoroutskaya breezed through the second set in well under half an hour to claim the match.
Both players held serve through the early stages of the opening set, neither really troubled by the opposition's returns despite both being less than dominant servers.
It looked as though Krasnoroutskaya would take the first set after breaking Kapros in the sixth game of the set but the Hungarian bounced back to win the next three games.
Krasnoroutskaya claimed the 10th game but then was broken by Kapros who then served for the set.
But Krasnoroutskaya broke once more and the set went to a tie-break - the first of the tournament.
The Russian claimed the tie-break 7-5 and went one-set up.
She started the second set well, breaking Kapros in the opening game before holding to go 2-0 up. She broke again in the third and held in the fourth before Kapros finally managed to hit the ball over the net to claim the fifth game.
Krasnoroutskaya rounded out the match by breaking Kapros for a third time in the set.
Source: One Sport
well done Lina
now for the next victim
just stay fit and healthy please