Dellacqua into Malaysian Open second round
Casey Dellacqua has moved into the second round of the WTA Malaysian Open after beating Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia 6-0 6-2.
It was a resounding win for the 27-year-old, and her second consecutive straight-set drubbing of the Serbian, the last coming when Dellacqua defeated Jovanovski in the opening round of the Australian Open.
It was already the pair’s third meeting in 2012, with Jovanovski claiming the honours in the first round of the Brisbane International in January.
Dellacqua will next face Taiwanese qualifier Su-Wei Hsieh, who sent eighth seed Anne Keothavong of Great Britain crashing out of the tournament thanks to a 6-4 7-5 win.
With her victory and also a three-set win to No.4 seeded Aussie Jarmila Gajdosova, there are now four Australian women in the second round at the $220,000 hardcourt event Kuala Lumpur
On Monday, defending champion Jelena Dokic and Olivia Rogowska both won their first round matches in straight sets.
With Dokic and Rogowska now scheduled to play one another, Australia is guaranteed a representative in the quarterfinals, with the winner to potentially meet Gajdosova in the final eight.
Dellacqua, also in the same half of the draw as her compatriots, is scheduled to play Hsieh on Wednesday in the third match of the day on Centre Court. Play starts at 1.00pm local time.