Lindsay Davenport was not a big challenge to fifth-seeded Maria Sharapova who defeated her 6-1 6-3 in little over an hour.
Sharapova took the first set in just 26 minutes. The second set was much more competitive, but still Davenport couldn’t find an answer to Sharapova’s confident play and devastating form.
Everybody was disappointed that these two former world number ones had to meet as early as in the second round of the 2008 Australian Open. However, we must admit that the comeback mom Lindsay Davenport didn’t live up to the expectations, as we were expecting a much tougher battle and a continuation of her more than impressive comeback.
Davenport herself is not satisfied with her performance, but is still optimistic (and she should be!). “I know I can play better than I did here this week,” said the former Australian Open champion. “I’ve got to figure out a way to play better again at the bigger tournaments.”
Maria Sharapova will face fellow Russian Elena Vesnina in round three.