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Venus Williams hobbled while Caroline Wozniacki and Justine Henin cantered on http://www.hotcanadagoose.com Wednesday but all three reached the third round of an Australian Open where upsets continue to be thin on the ground.
Williams, returning to action here for the first time since last year’s US Open, was severely hampered by what appeared to be a groin problem but canada goose outlet phone number still managed to scramble a 6 7, 6 canada goose outlet vip 0, 6 canada goose outlet london 4 victory over world number 97 Sandra Zahlavova.
The seven times Grand Slam winner took a medical timeout after losing the first set tiebreak and then gritted her teeth and summoned up her wealth of experience to grind out a victory in a shade over three hours.
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Top women’s seed Wozniacki earlier looked in fine fettle as she took just 58 minutes to overpower American Vania King 6 1, 6 0, continuing an impressive start to her attempt to vindicate her number one ranking with a first Grand Slam title.
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Canada Goose Outlet Henin was shaking hands with the umpire on Rod Laver Arena moments after Wozniacki clinched her win, having put Briton Elena Baltacha to the sword 6 1, 6 3. Canada Goose Outlet
Seeded a lowly 11th, Henin was still feeling the elbow injury that kept her out of the game for six months last year and said the unseasonably low temperatures had not helped.
“It’s the worst conditions actually,” said Henin, the 2004 champion at Melbourne Park. “The weather doesn’t help, that’s for sure. So I wasn’t feeling at my best on this part today.
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Twice Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, a 6 1, 6 4 winner over Dutch qualifier Arantxa Rus, stands in Henin’s path to the fourth round.
France’s 15th seed Marion Bartoli was beaten 3 6, 6 3, 6 0 by Vesna Manasieva of Russia but 2009 champion Maria Sharapova survived an early scare to rally to canada goose outlet london uk a 7 6, 6 3 victory over Virginie Razzano in another Franco Russian encounter.
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The Russian 14th seed roared with relief when she whacked a forehand crosscourt to take a 5 3 lead and the three times grand slam champion threatened to break the sound barrier when she blasted down another huge serve to advance after a shade over two hours.
Andy Roddick insisted he was ready to slug it out toe to toe with anyone left standing after reaching the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.
The American, who memorably beat Morocco’s Younes El Aynaoui 21 19 in the final set of a record breaking Melbourne quarter final in 2003, warned he still had the legs after 11 years on tour.
“Every match has the potential to go five hours,” Roddick told reporters after beating Russia’s Igor Kunitsyn canada goose outlet factory 7 6, 6 2, 6 3 in the second round.
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Roddick, the 2003 US Open champion, has reached the Australian Open semi finals on four occasions, and was his usual bundle of energy against Kunitsyn.
“I have a tough time remembering what my excitement level was back in 2002,” said the big serving eighth seed.
“But I’m certainly still motivated. I love what I do. I realise that I’m one of the lucky ones who gets to do this. It’s about treating it with respect and not short changing yourself,” he added.
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“He enjoys himself,” the American said. “Unlike some champions in the past, I don’t think it’s a tortured existence to be good at this game for him. He honestly enjoys it.
“I don’t know if I get surprised by that. I certainly get up and am motivated too. I haven’t won nearly as much as Roger but the time has been about the same,” he added.
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