Thursday, 19 January 2012

Roddick retires, Djokovic advances

Lleyton Hewitt continues his run at the Australian open with a win against rival Andy Roddick, after the American retired after winning the 1st set.  His movement was hampered due to an injury which meant he could not carry on in front of the Rod Laver Arena; the score finished at 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 ret.  Another upset developed when the Serb Victor Troicki losing in 5 sets to Kukushkin of Kazakhstan, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. 
Novak Djokovic fared better than his compatriot easing into the 3rd round with the loss of just 5 games.  Andy Murray also went through comfortably winning 6-1, 6-4, 6-4.   Number 5 seed David Ferrer had to battle his way through against Ryan Sweeting eventually winning 6-7(4), 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. 
Top seeds had to battle hard in the women’s game too with Kvitova beating Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.  Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams both went through in straight sets with Sharapova looking incredibly dominant over both of her opponents so far. 

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