Thursday, March 3, 2011

Krajicek upsets Kleybanova in Kuala Lumpur

Michaella Krajicek, once heralded as a future star of the WTA Tour, has had so many injuries and slumps that she is one of the tour's forgotten women. Today in Kuala Lumpur, however, Krajicek put her talent on display by upsetting 3rd seed Alisa Kleybanova 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Krajicek served well, hitting thirteen aces, and she broke Kleybanova four times. Kleybanova, for her part, hasn't gotten off to a very good start this season.

Krajicek's next opponent will be tour veteran Anne Kremer. If she gets past Kremer (who upset Kimiko Date Krumm in the first round), she will play either Jelena Dokic or Bojana Jovanovski.

Lucie Safarova also won today. She defeated Dinara Safina 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

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