Mauresmo wins first-round match in 39 minutes

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:34 IST

Top-seeded Amelie Mauresmo swept Croatian qualifier Ivana Abramovic 6-0, 6-0 in her first round match on Wednesday in just 39 minutes.

Mauresmo wins first-round match in 39 minutes

Wimbledon:

Top-seeded Amelie Mauresmo wasted no time advancing to the second round at Wimbledon, sweeping Croatian qualifier Ivana Abramovic 6-0, 6-0 on Wednesday in just 39 minutes. The Frenchwoman lost only 17 points against the 192nd-ranked Abramovic, who was playing in her first Grand Slam match. Mauresmo, a semifinalist at Wimbledon the last three years, dropped just four points on her own serve and held at love in five of six service games. The 22-year-old Abramovic committed 13 unforced errors, including four double faults. Mauresmo's shot of the match came as she closed out the first set with a soft forehand half-volley lob that floated over Abravoic's head for a winner. Maria Sharapova, the 2004 champion, was paired against Anna Smashnova. Martina Hingis, Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne - who all won in straight sets Tuesday - were also scheduled for second-round matches. On the men's side, three-time defending champion Roger Federer was due up late in the day against Britain's Tim Henman. Two-time runner-up Andy Roddick and 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt never got on court on Tuesday, and were due back to face Janko Tipsarevic and Filippo Volandri, respectively. (AP)

Topics : Tennis Wimbledon 2011
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