Dinara Safina came back from a set down to win her first meeting with fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova and advance to the third round of the Australian Open. Final score: 6-7(3) 6-3 6-0.
World No.49 Ekaterina Makarova had a 5-2 lead in the first set, but Safina managed to convert the result and come to a 6-5 lead. Still, the third seed eventually lost the set in a tiebreak. However, Safina won the second set, breaking Makarova two times, and then cruised through the decider by bageling her opponent.
Dinara Safina will face Estonia’s No.25 seed Kaia Kanepi in the third round.