Casey Dellacqua defeats Amelie Mauresmo at Australian Open

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In a match which could have easily gone each way, Australian Casey Dellacqua defeated seed No.18 Amelie Mauresmo of France 3-6 6-4 6-4 and set up a fourth round clash with Jelena Jankovic.

Mauresmo, the 2006 Australian Open champion, is the second seed to be defeated by home favorite Dellacqua, the first one was No.15 seed Patty Schnyder of Switzerland.

Will exhausted Jelena Jankovic be an easy target for world No.78 Casey Dellacqua? Hmm, easy definitely not. As we have seen, third seed Jankovic has been advancing no matter what and I believe she’s able to continue posing threat to her opponents, at least to those outside of top 20. Jankovic is now a master of playing with very little to no energy and crossing the pain barrier is not a problem for her (oh, so sad Jankovic got herself into this desperate situation).


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