Mauresmo overpowers Russian qualifier to advance
Fifth seed Amelie Mauresmo kept her US Open bid on course on Friday with a no-nonsense 6-4, 6-2 win over Maria Kirilenko.india Updated: Aug 30, 2003 09:49 IST
Fifth seed Amelie Mauresmo kept her US Open bid on course on Friday with a no-nonsense 6-4 6-2 win over Russian qualifier Maria Kirilenko to ease into the fourth round of the season's final grand slam.
Back to full fitness, the muscular Frenchwoman has ploughed her way through the draw with the minimum of fuss and without dropping a set, losing just 12 games in three matches.
Playing in her first grand slam, 16 year-old Kirilenko battled hard in the opening set but in the second received a tennis lesson from Mauresmo.
The Frenchwoman overpowered her slight opponent by racing into a 4-0 lead on her way to clinching the match.
Mauresmo will now await the winner between ninth seed Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia and Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn.
First Published: Aug 30, 2003 09:49 IST