O’Brien makes progress


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:45

The world number 104 from Hessle will now face Georgia’s Anna Tatishvili in the next round.

O’Brien said: “It went better than I expected to be honest. I haven’t felt great in the last few weeks so it’s great to come through. She’s young and inexperienced but it’s obvious that she’s got a lot of talent.”

He added: “I don’t think I gave her a chance to get into it and I closed it out really well.

“I will definitely have to play better in my next one but this is a really good start.

“It definitely helps to have been in qualifying at the grand slams before. In the past I’ve been really nervous before my first match in quallies but I went on court feeling really relaxed and that meant I could play well from the start.”


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