Petrova cruises into 4th round
Sixth seed Nadia Petrova advanced with a 6-1, 6-2 thrashing of feisty Italian Maria Elena Camerin.india Updated: Jan 20, 2006 12:03 IST
Sixth seed Nadia Petrova cruised into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday with a 6-1 6-2 thrashing of feisty Italian Maria Elena Camerin.
Petrova wrapped up a comfortable victory in 72 minutes to advance to the fourth round against fellow Russian Elena Vesnina, who beat Ukraine's Olga Savchuk 5-7 6-2 6-4.
Camerin had saved six match points in her second round win over Ekaterina Bychkova but was completely overwhelmed by Petrova.
The 23-year-old from Moscow has slipped through the draw largely unnoticed but is yet to drop a set and has lost only 11 games.
First Published: Jan 20, 2006 09:51 IST