Peng upsets Dementieva in straight sets

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:54 IST

Chinese teenager Peng Shuai upset third-seeded Elena Dementieva 7-5, 6-4 in the second round of the Acura Classic.

Peng upsets Dementieva in straight sets

Carlsbad: Chinese teenager Peng Shuai upset third-seeded Elena Dementieva 7-5, 6-4 in the second round of the Acura Classic. Peng took advantage of Dementieva's weak serve to break the Russian seven times in 11 games yesterday for her third career win and second this season over a top-10 opponent. Dementieva is ranked No 6 by the WTA Tour. The 19-year-old player from Hunan who resides in Boca Raton, Florida, said she has learned a lot from playing in a number of tough matches this season. Big winHer biggest career victory came against another Russian, then third-ranked Anastasia Myskina, whom she beat 6-1, 6-3 in the Sydney event in January. She also upset top 10-ranked Nadia Petrova in the same event. Peng nearly upset top-ranked Lindsay Davenport at the French Open. She had a 6-3, 5-4 lead, and was ahead 30-15 before succumbing in three sets. Dementieva's loss weakens an already soft field in which only four of the top 10 players on the WTA Tour have entered the USD 1.3 million tournament. No 2 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova struggled in her first match before pulling out a 7-5, 6-3 second-round win over Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic in the featured night match.(AP)

Topics : Tennis Marion Bartoli Francesca Schiavone Sania Mirza French Open 2011 Shuai Peng
Related Articles
Boris Becker Criticises Novak Djokovic Following Split
Boris Becker Criticises Novak Djokovic Following Split
Somdev Devvarman Backs Indian Davis Cup Captain Anand Amritraj
Somdev Devvarman Backs Indian Davis Cup Captain Anand Amritraj
Novak Djokovic Confirms Split With Coach Boris Becker
Novak Djokovic Confirms Split With Coach Boris Becker
Show Comments
Advertisement