|Nationality||Player||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5|
- - ZHENG 6-4 1-6 7-5 – GAME, SET & MATCH! Zheng has executed an incredible turnaround on Rod Laver Arena after Stosur smashed her in the second set. To give you an idea of how close this contest really was, Zheng won 102 points in total to Stosur's 103. Still, it was the Chinese player who came up trumps in the end to make it two wins against Stosur in two weeks. Poor Stosur never gets a break from the Aussie media, and she will no doubt face more tough questions after this homes loss.
- - STOSUR 4-6 6-1 2-1 - Let's flit around Melbourne Park for a couple of minutes where Stosur has come back from behind in fine style on Rod Laver Arena to take the second set while only dropping one game. She's also just broken Zhengto go up in the third.
- - ZHENG 6-4 - SET! On Rod Laver Sam Stosur has just fought off an incredible seven set points, and the rally that saved her the sixth time was possibly the finest of the day, complete with deep drives, net play, over-the-head lobs and through-the-leg returns. After all that, however, Stosur threw it away with a careless swing that sent a ball high and off the court.
- - Stosur is the ninth seed here, and before Monday's first-round win against Taiwan's Kai-Chen Chang she had lost her last three matches on home turf. Zheng will be a tougher challenge at world No. 40 and has won two of their five past meetings, one of which was just last week in Sydney. Stosur leads in the power stakes and has the bigger shots, but Zheng's strength is court coverage and footwork and has been nicknamed 'The Great Wall of China' by some in the media.
- - Sam Stosur has just come out on Rod Laver where she takes on Zheng Jie of China. Can Stosur stave off the infamous home pressure and continue her latest campaign in Melbourne. Stosur wins the coin toss and has elected to serve, and the girls start their practice hit.
|Date of Birth||05/07/1983|
|Date of Birth||30/03/1984|