Zvonareva breezes into semi-finals


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:16

Zvonareva had trailed 3-1 in the first set but then won the next 11 straight games for a 6-3 6-0 victory that took just over one hour at Rod Laver Arena.

The result was all the more impressive after 16th seed Bartoli had completely outplayed top seed Jelena Jankovic in the fourth round.

Bartoli had started well and broke serve in the third game of the first set but Zvonareva battled back to level 3-3 after coming out on top of a fine rally.

The 24-year-old then won the next three games to claim the first set in 38 minutes before maintaining her momentum in the second set to breeze to victory.


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