Friday, July 18, 2008

Szavay survives major scare

Melanie Klaffner must have heard that everyone else has been kicking Agnes Szavay around, so she thought she'd have a shot at it, too. She almost succeeded. In what appears to have been a three hours-plus thriller, top seed Szavay eeked out a 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 win over the Austrian qualifier in the second round of the Gastein Ladies in Austria.

What is going on with Szavay? Her year has not been a total bust: She reached the final in Paris (indoors), the quarterfinals in Amelia Island, Charleston and Berlin, the third round at the French Open, and the round of 16 at Wimbledon. But look at the rest of her season so far:

Gold Coast, lost 1st round to Fedak
Australian Open, lost 1st round to Makarova
Antwerp, lost 1st round to Kleybanova
Doha, lost 1st round to Sugiyama
Dubai, lost 1st round to Morigami
Bangalore, lost 2nd round to Amanmuradova
Miami (1st round bye), lost 2nd round to Vesnina
Rome, lost 2nd round to Errani
Budapest (1st round bye), lost 2nd round to Klepac

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