Found January 07, 2013 on Tennis Panorama :
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(January 7, 2013) Australian  Sam Stosur  came up short against China’s Zheng Jie in a tough three set battle 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-4.   “I feel a lot better after this loss than last week’s loss because I felt like I did some better things,” said Stosur, who suffered her second first-round exit in as many weeks.   “Overall I think everything was a lot better. She came up with some very good points when things could have kind of gone away from her in that third.”   Zheng reeled off four straight games in the third set to gain a 5-3 lead. Stosur broke to stay in it, but couldn’t stave off a third match point with a backhand into the net. Zheng will take on American qualifier Madison Keys in the second round.   Fourth seed Li Na continued her impressive beginning to 2013 with a 7-6 (2), 7-5 over American Christina McHale in hot conditions.   “I play her last time it was in French and also was very tough match,” said Li who arrived in Sydney having won the inaugural event in Shenzhen over the weekend.   “I think today it’s challenging for the both players on the court. The heat, you know, so both was play already two hours on the court; still fighting in the end. But I was happy finally I can win the last point.”   Sydney Results  for January 7, 2013 Singles – First Round [5] F Mayer (GER) d [Q] J Sousa (POR) 61 62 [8] M Granollers (ESP) d [WC] M Ebden (AUS) 57 75 61 J Benneteau (FRA) d P Andujar (ESP) 63 57 62 D Istomin (UZB) d [WC] J Duckworth (AUS) 67(4) 64 76(3) Doubles – First Round J Chardy (FRA) / L Kubot (POL) d [WC] J Duckworth (AUS) / C Guccione (AUS) 64 75 SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 8 JANUARY, 2013 KEN ROSEWALL ARENA start 11:00 am [1] A Radwanska (POL) vs [Q] K Date-Krumm (JPN) – WTA [4] N Li (CHN) vs [Q] A Morita (JPN) – WTA Not Before 2:00 PM [Q] M Keys (USA) vs J Zheng (CHN) or [6] S Stosur (AUS) – WTA Not Before 6:00 PM B Tomic (AUS) vs M Matosevic (AUS) – ATP GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am M Kirilenko (RUS) vs [3] S Errani (ITA) – WTA [PR] T Robredo (ESP) vs [WC] J Millman (AUS) – ATP [7] C Wozniacki (DEN) vs [Q] S Kuznetsova (RUS) – WTA G Dimitrov (BUL) vs F Fognini (ITA) – ATP COURT 4 start 11:00 am D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) vs A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) – ATP J Nieminen (FIN) vs [Q] B Phau (GER) – ATP After suitable rest [3] M Kirilenko (RUS) / L Raymond (USA) vs D Jurak (CRO) / K Marosi (HUN) – WTA N Llagostera Vives (ESP) / J Zheng (CHN) vs A Groenefeld (GER) / K Peschke (CZE) – WTA COURT 5 start 11:00 am [Q] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [6] R Stepanek (CZE) – ATP D Cibulkova (SVK) vs E Makarova (RUS) – WTA A Bedene (SLO) vs K Anderson (RSA) – ATP Not Before 4:00 PM [1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs J Cabal (COL) / M Matkowski (POL) – ATP COURT 6 start 11:00 am F Lopez (ESP) vs [7] J Chardy (FRA) – ATP J Jankovic (SRB) vs R Vinci (ITA) – WTA [Q] G Voskoboeva (KAZ) vs [2] A Kerber (GER) – WTA Not Before 5:00 PM R Bautista Agut (ESP) vs [Q] R Harrison (USA) – ATP COURT 8 start 11:00 am C Kas (GER) / A Seppi (ITA) vs [4] M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU) – ATP [3] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) vs R Bopanna (IND) / M Melo (BRA) – ATP E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) / G Simon (FRA) vs [2] L Paes (IND) / R Stepanek (CZE) – ATP J Benneteau (FRA) / M Llodra (FRA) vs R Lindstedt (SWE) / N Zimonjic (SRB) – ATP
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