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Zheng Jie - Casey Dellacqua Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
AustraliaC Dellacqua66---
ChinaJ Zheng24---

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  1. - - GAME, SET AND MATCH - DELLACQUA 6-2 6-4 ZHENG - Dellacqua wins the match and does it in spectacular style - serving accurately before putting the return away on each point. The home favourite advances into the fourth round.

  2. - - BREAK - DELLACQUA 6-2 5-4 ZHENG - Dellacqua instantly breaks back. The Aussie shows no immediate signs of disappointment at losing her most receint service game as she pummels the Zheng serve to break. The home favourite will now serve for the match.

  3. - - BREAK - DELLACQUA 6-2 4-4 ZHENG - Zheng emerges from the medical time-out firing on all cylinders. She attacks the Dellacqua serve and breaks with ease. Back on serve.

  4. - - DELLACQUA 6-2 4-3 ZHENG - The Chinese player appears to be suffering from a problem. She's signalled over to her box and has pointed to her chest... Zheng wins the game and immediately calls for a medical time out. Her blood pressure is being taken. It must be due to the soaring temperatures.

  5. - - DELLACQUA 6-2 4-2 ZHENG - The home crowd are in full voice now. Dellacqua races to 40-0 and then serve-volleys to put the game to bed, consolidating that break.

  6. - - BREAK - DELLACQUA 6-2 3-2 ZHENG - A very wasteful Zheng instantly faces three break points following some wayward hitting from the baseline. The Chinese woman saves the first with a well-constructed point - volleying away at the net. A poor second serve is then given the treatment and hit down the line for a clean winner. Vital time for a break.

  7. - - DELLACQUA 6-2 2-2 ZHENG - Much better from the local hero who wastes no time in holding to love. After that one-sided first set, this contest has opened up and is pretty even.

  8. - - DELLACQUA 6-2 1-2 ZHENG - Great response from Zheng after going a set and a break down. She comes roaring back to lead in this second stanza.

  9. - - BREAK - DELLACQUA 6-2 1-1 ZHENG - Dellacqua should consolidate the break after getting the better of her opponent in a close exchange at the net to carve out a game point. She stalls, however, and is guilty of a number of errors in quick succession, handing Zheng the break. Back on serve.

  10. - - BREAK - DELLACQUA 6-2 1-0 ZHENG - Brilliant start to this second set for Dellacqua. She has the home crowd behind her and, despite a number of chances prior, she goes on to break Zheng.

  11. - - SET - DELLACQUA 6-2 ZHENG - Dellacqua wraps up the set in comfortable fashion. The Aussie serves her way to a 40-15 hold in 33 minutes and looked at total ease throughout that set.

  12. - - BREAK - DELLACQUA 5-2 ZHENG - Dellacqua gets the double break and looks well on her way to sealing this opening set. The Aussie frustrates her opponent, constantly chipping the ball back in play as the Chinese woman produces error after error. Dellacqua will serve for the set.

  13. - - DELLACQUA 4-2 ZHENG - Great hold for Dellacqua. Zheng dictates play, taking on the Aussie's serves early and carves out a break-back point, but the local hopeful digs deep to overturn the score and hold.

  14. - - DELLACQUA 3-2 ZHENG - After that hugely disappointing opening service game in which she was comfortably broken, Zheng has served well and holds with ease once more.

  15. - - DELLACQUA 3-1 ZHENG - The Aussie continues to impress on the Rod Laver Arena. Zheng struggles to get a foothold in her opponent's service games. Dellacqua drive-volleys away to seal the hold.

  16. - - DELLACQUA 2-1 ZHENG - Zheng gets on the board after a much more accomplished service game. The Chinese player has settled into the match a little more now and hits confidently from the baseline, securing a hold to 30.

  17. - - DELLACQUA 2-0 ZHENG - Dellacqua consolidates the break in style, serving accurately and competently to take a 2-0 lead after less than five minutes.

  18. - - BREAK - DELLACQUA 1-0 ZHENG - The home fabourite gets off to the best possible start, racing out of the blocks to break Zheng at the first time of asking.

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Jie Zheng

Nationality CHN
Date of Birth 05/07/1983
Height 1.65 m
Weight 57 kg

Casey Dellacqua

Nationality AUS
Date of Birth 11/02/1985
Height 1.65 m
Weight 68 kg

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