Australian Open Day 6 Gallery
Of eight matches, four were three-setters and three were tight two-setters... see the pics!
Published January 22, 2011 12:00
Vera Zvonareva was the first winner of the day, denying a late surge from Lucie Safarova, 64 76(9).
Lucie Safarova was one of three Czech lefties to take court Saturday, and the only one who lost.
Kim Clijsters said she wasn't in her top form but still managed to take down Alize Cornet, 76(3) 63.
On her day off between matches, Svetlana Kuznetsova visited Melbourne's National Sports Museum.
Ten days shy of her 28th birthday, Iveta Benesova battled into her first Grand Slam second week.
Another lefty, Russian Ekaterina Makarova, beat Nadia Petrova to make her first Slam second week.
Shahar Peer led 63 42 but would eventually succumb to Flavia Pennetta in three sets, 36 76(3) 64.
Flavia Pennetta had been to the second week of all the other majors but this one - until now.
Petra Kvitova's onslaught of 35 winners was too much against Aussie No.1 Samantha Stosur at night.
Petra Kvitova scored her fifth career Top 10 win - three of those have come at Grand Slams.