RG R1: (WC) Claire Feuerstein bt. Vera Dushevina 6-4, 6-1
Vera was up a break for virtually all of the first set, then imploded.
Well done to Claire, who at 26 years old, wins for the first time in the main draw of a slam! It took her a few match points, including blowing a *40-0 lead in the final game, but she eventually came through with the win.
Claire plays Nina Bratchikova in the second round, a glamour tie if I ever did see one! Aga/Venus eat your heart out!