Peng Shuai crashes out of Budapest tennis GP

20:53, July 07, 2010      

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Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia cruised to a straight sets 6-1, 6-1 victory over China's Peng Shuai in the second round of the GDF Suez Grand Prix women's outdoor clay court tennis tournament in Budapest on Wednesday.

In the first set, the unseeded Sevastova broke serve twice to lead 4-0. The fifth-seeded Peng held her serve but Sevastova comfortably held her serve and broke service in the next game to take the first set 6-1.

Serving powerfully, the confident Sevastova raced into a 5-0 lead in the second set. Peng managed to hold serve in the sixth game but the Latvian took the next game to love to advance into the quarter-finals.

"It was mentally a tough game despite the result. The last time we played, our match was very close. I preferred the cooler weather today. Everything went well for me out there," Sevastova said after the match. The Latvian beat Peng in the semi-finals of the Estoril Open in three sets in May.

"It just wasn't my day, nothing went right for me. My opponent played really well today, but maybe due to the illness I had in June I found it very difficult to get going. I hadn't played serious competitive tennis for one and a half months before this tournament. Also in the first round perhaps my match was too easy," said Peng who missed both the French Open and Wimbledon due to a stomach illness.

Source: Xinhua


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