A not too impressive 6-4 7-5 win over the veteran Croatian that is trying a comeback from a long injury. Incidentally, their only previous meeting was Shahar first tour final (and title), Pattaya City 2006. Kostanic also lost a final to Smashnova (Helsinki 2003) - the only player to meet both our two best ever players in finals
Parmentier is next.
[I can't believe there's a Grand Slam tournament going on and I'm the only one writing here