Bulgaria’s Pironkova Continues Winning Run in Australia

Sports | January 13, 2014, Monday // 11:41|  views

Tsvetana Pironkova. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Bulgaria's top female tennis player Tsvetana Pironkova started with a win at the Australian Open, the year's first Grand Slam tournament.

Pironkova defeated Spain's Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6:3, 6:2 in a match which lasted 1 hour and 17 minutes.

The 26-year old Bulgarian was impeccable in her service games, not allowing her opponent even a single break. Furthermore, she won an impressive 88% of her 1st serve points, and registered 30 winner shots.

Monday's win stretches Pironkova's impressive run in 2014 to 9 consecutive undefeated matches, after she won her first WTA title in Sydney last week.

The 2nd round should prove to be a huge test for the Bulgarian. She will face the representative of the hosts, Samantha Stosur, who is seeded 17th.

Stosur beat Czech Klara Zakopalova 6:3, 6:4 to earn her place in the next round.

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Tags: Tsvetana Pironkova, Australian Open, Sydney, Samantha Stosur, Grand Slam


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