Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Daniela Hantuchova just won her 2nd round match against Govortsova . Hantuchova, the No.2 seed this week, survived a two-hour, 29-minute scare against Olga Govortsova, advancing with a 36 62 76(4) victory. Govortsova had beaten Hantuchova in her opening match at Los Angeles three weeks ago in straight sets and seemed headed for a repeat upset as she won the first set, 6-3; but the Slovak, who dipped out of the Top 10 just recently, battled back to win in a third set tie-break. Govortsova had all sorts of chances in the third set - she led 5-3 and held three match points leading 6-5, then led 4-2 in the tie-break before Hantuchova reeled off the last five points of the match.
In doubles, Daniela is once again teaming with Davenport and won their first match against Craybas and Govortsova 6-3 6-4.