Wild card Svetlana Kuznetsova had to save a match point in her 2 and a 1/2-hour contest against Sorana Cirstea today in Eastbourne. She emerged victorious, with a 4-6, 7-6, 7-6 score.
Not so lucky was Aravane Rezai, who had to retire against Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez; Rezai sustained an injury to her right wrist.
Qualifier Ekaterina Makarova, who upset Flavia Pennetta in the first round, took out Nadia Petrova, 6-2, 6-0, today. And wild card Elena Baltacha defeated Zheng Jie 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.
The draw in Eastburne is an especially tough one. Daniela Hantuchova went out today in the second round, defeated by Sam Stosur, and Lucie Safarova won one game against Kim Clijsters. Also, Heather Watson's run came to and end; she won only two games against Victoria Azarenka.