Re: Sydney round 1:  Hantuchova def. Safina 57 64 64
Daniela was down 2-5 in the first set, then 2-4 in the second. She played at about 50% for the entire match, Dinara was brilliant for patches but couldn't sustain her level for more than a few games at a time. Her injury was a non-factor.
Daniela really didn't go for the lines like usual, rather focusing on finding her rhythm and gaining some consistency. It was still a strong match given her past performances in Sydney, and her recent illness.
Casey Dellacqua, Jelena Jankovic, Anna-Lena Groenefeld,
Jelena Dokic, Mirjana Lucic, Sara Tomic, Sloane Stephens
Melanie Oudin, Kiki Bertens, Kaia Kanepi, Alison Riske