Bammer out of Pattaya Open
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:18
In a match that lasted almost two hours and featured eight breaks in total, Dushevina’s stronger first serve proved the difference against her Austrian opponent as she eventually came out on top 6-4 7-5 to book a quarter-final spot in the event in Pattaya City, Thailand.
Sixth seed and home favourite Tamarine Tanasugarn, meanwhile, had no such problems seeing off Akgul Amanmuradova from Uzbekistan. The Thai came through her first-round match-up 6-2 7-6 (7/4) and will next face Neuza Silva from Portugal.
Eighth seed Magdalena Rybarikova was taken to three sets by Kimiko Date Krumm before triumphing 6-2 4-6 6-4.
Rybarikova took the first in relatively comfortable fashion before the Slovakian was pushed hard by her Japanese opponent in the next two, saving 14 out of 21 break points on her way to a gritty victory.
Israeli number seven seed Shahar Peer made short work of Thai player Noppawan Lertcheewakarn 6-1 6-0 in 51 minutes while Russian Vitalia Diatchenko overcame Japan’s Ryoko Fuda in three sets 6-3 1-6 6-3.