|Nationality||Player||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5|
- - Kvitova 6-0 1-0 Ret – MATCH - Kirilenko doesn’t even bother to make her way back onto the court as she just about gets the ball back in play. She’s heavily strapped around the thigh and not moving very well. She comes to the net, but the passing shot is too firm and it’s a chance to break...she does so yet again off the return. But that is going to be that. Kirilenko retires due to that pesky thigh problem, though the match had long run away from her.
- - Kvitova 6-0 – SET! The slicing serve out wide from Kvitova just leaves right handers with no chance. A couple of aces and a winner gives her a 40-0 lead and three set points...make that three aces and the set.
- - Kvitova 5-0 – Kirilenko’s called the trainer and she’s going off court for some treatment. That may be more just to pull herself together again and break up Kvitova’s rhythm a bit.
- - Kvitova 5-0 – BREAK!It’s tough keeping up with Kvitova watching her, let alone playing her. A massive return winner crosscourt gives her a 0-40 lead and that’s 16 winners already! In four and a half games! Three break points...first two saved, the second a lovely little drop volley. A woeful second serve from Kirilenko, going for way too much and it’s another break.
- - Kvitova 4-0 –A clever little drop shot taken at head height from Kvitova gives her a 40-0 lead. She’s THIS far from making an angled volley, but it rests on top of the net and eventually falls on her side. No matter though as the next point is a big serve formality.
- - Kvitova 3-0 – BREAK! Kvitova is hitting her groundstrokes really deep and Kirilenko is struggling to get them back. She changes tack and geos for a drop shot that falls short and it’s another couple of break points...what a shot to get the double break as Kvitova runs around the serve and slams a forehand winner up the line.
- - Kvitova 2-0 – Kvitova leaves a single shot long and Kirilenko takes advantage, but that’s her only mistake in an otherwise perfect game as she rattles through with ease, finishing it off with a comfortable overhead.
- - Kvitova 1-0 – BREAK! An angled backhand from the number two seed and another chance...another big serve...another break point, and after 10 minutes she does break as Kirilenko hits long.
- - Kvitova 0-0 – It’s Kirilenko that gets the game underway, but it’s Kvitova that volleys the first point of the match.The Czech again comes to the net to set up an early break point...but a solid first serve brings it back to deuce. A huge backhand up the line from Kirilenko puts her opponent on the back foot and she finishes the point of with aplomb. This is a marathon opening game – Kvitova again works a break point, again the serve is good...
- - Hello and welcome to day 6 of the Australian Open. We've got Petra Kvitova here on Rod Laver Court to kick off with plenty more action to follow, including Andy Murray later on in the day. The young Czech won Wimbledon in 2011 and has looked impressive here so far. These two have only played each other three times before, with Kvitova winning just the one, but it was just last year in the Fed Cup final.
|Date of Birth||25/01/1987|
|Date of Birth||08/03/1990|