Re: AO R1:  MJMS def. Great Granaten Greta 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Phew. As a fan of MJMS this was a draw that left me very uneasy. Arn showed how good she can be in Auckland and I knew Maria Jose would have to play very well indeed to get past her. Thankfully it appears she did. I'm especially delighted that Pepa was able to raise her game in the 3rd set breaking twice, winning the last 4 games and dropping only 2 points on serve during the entire set. This is very good sign she is back at top fitness. Having got past Arn, I'm pretty confident she can now get past Cornet. Then in all likelihood we will have a 3rd round match against Clijsters. While I certainly wouldn't expect Pepa to win that I hope this is a match she can give a good account of herself and demostrate what a fine unique talent she is.
Commiserations to Arn, who rightly won alot of new admiration, respect and support from many tennis fans from all over the world, myself included, as the result of her great Auckland run.