AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2011 –
DAY 2/3 HIGHLIGHTS/DAY FOUR SCHEDULE
“DAY TWO – 3 out of 4 aint bad!”
Bondarenko opened DAY TWO, against 54th ranked Chinese Shuai Peng. After a promising start, it turned into a tight 3-set battle, ending in Peng’s favour 2-6, 6-3, 8-6. Kateryna’s Open is far from over however, seeing her team up with Safina for the Women’s doubles later in the week.
Next up was Alexandr Dolgopolov, who blitzed his Kazakhstani opponent in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Alexandr’s 2nd Round appearance should therefore be staged for sometime on Thursday. Stay tuned for the exact schedule.
Lesya Tsurenko also managed to Schnyde off any nervous openings, annihilating 44th ranked Patty Schnyder in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3.
With a small Ukrainian supporters group in toe, Illya Marchenko wrapped up a successfull day, sending Spaniard, Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo, home in 3 sets, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1.
“DAY THREE – The Ukrainian onslaught continues!”
Once again, Sergiy Stakhovsky came out firing this morning, again proceeding through in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. We will see him back in action some time on Friday.
For all doubles details, check out the website for exact timings and court details.
“DAY FOUR – Marchenko v. Murray!”
Marchenko’s second round win will see him up against 5th seed Andy Murray TOMORROW, after 7pm on MARGARET COURT ARENA.
THIS IS A CALL OUT TO ALL UKRAINIAN SUPPORTERS TO COME DOWN TO MELBOURNE PARK TOMORROW, 20th January, 2011 AND
SUPPORT ONE OF OUR OWN!
This is sure to be a huge match and with tickets only $20 after 5pm, we’re encouraging everyone and anyone to get down to Margaret Court for 7pm. Tsurenko & Dolgopolov are also due to play, so come down and make a day of it!
With ground passes at $29 per day and $20 after 5pm, gather your friends and family and get down to Melbourne Park!
See you on the court!
Yours in Sport,
AFUO – Sports Director
II Deputy Chair