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Dellacqua through to third round
Jan

21

Dellacqua through to third round

Casey Dellacqua has trumped Karolina Sprem in the second-round of Australian Open 2010 in a tough match at Rod Laver Arena on Thursday night.

The West Australian won the match in straight sets, 7-6(4) 7-6(6) at Rod Laver Arena in front of a royal crowd. With Prince William enjoying the action, Dellacqua showcased some solid tennis as Sprem fought her all the way.

The first set went to a tiebreaker, but Dellacqua held her nerve and Sprem out to claim it 7-4.

The second set saw the pair trade breaks as the momentum shifted back and forth. Dellacqua had two match points in the eleventh game, but Sprem fought back to force a second-set tiebreaker.

In a tense tiebreak, Dellacqua hit a strong off-forehand to bring up match point. The next point Dellacqua netted a forehand to level the tiebreak at 6-6.  A Sprem double fault handed Casey another match point, which she gratefully accepted when Sprem hit a ball long.

Dellacqua will meet sixth-seeded Venus Williams in the third round in what will be a marquee match for the Australian.

“It’ll be great to get out here and play Venus and I’ll give it a good crack,” an ecstatic Dellacqua said after the match.

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5 Comments

  1. Vince Says: January 21st, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Well Done Casey!

    Hope you succeed in your next match against Venus but TRY YOUR BEST and try to overpower her with your forehand.

    Congratulations!!

  2. Julie Says: January 22nd, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Good Luck Casey!!! And congratulations for making it to the third round.

    Just got back from watching some games at the Open and wish I was back watching you take on Venus..

    Play your best, have fun and good luck!!

    Julie

  3. Chloe Says: January 22nd, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Good luck tomorrow, Casey!

  4. ken & Michelle Smith ( Perth) Says: January 23rd, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Hi Casey,
    Just saw you play Venus - you played so well !!

    Mentally you were great and went for your shots

    Keep going girl !! ken and Mich

  5. Maxine Says: January 23rd, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    You go girl it was fantastic to see you play Serena and looked very relaxed. Dig deep Aussie girl.

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