Zheng Jie Beats Zhang Yuxuan 2-1 at Australian Open

January 15, 2013
Editor: Liu Yunting

Zhang Yuxuan of China hits a return during her first round women's singles match against Zheng Jie of China on the first day of 2013 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, on January 14, 2013. Zheng Jie won 2-1. [Xinhua]

Zhang Yuxuan of China hits a return during her first round women's singles match against Zheng Jie of China on the first day of 2013 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, on January 14, 2013. Zheng Jie won 2-1. [Xinhua]

World No.40 Zheng Jie was pushed to the limit in the first round by countrywoman and Australian Open wildcard Zhang Yuxuan, winning 6-1, 3-6, and 6-4 here on Monday.

What started out appearing to be a walk in Melbourne Park quickly turned complicated for Zheng, who won the first set in 27 minutes but saw her game drop off in set two. The women traded service breaks before Zhang claimed a 5-2 lead.

Zheng Jie of China hits a return during her first round women's singles match against Zhang Yuxuan of China on the first day of 2013 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, on January 14, 2013. Zheng Jie won 2-1. [Xinhua]

Zheng Jie of China hits a return during her first round women's singles match against Zhang Yuxuan of China on the first day of 2013 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, on January 14, 2013. Zheng Jie won 2-1. [Xinhua]

Spectators watch the match between Li Na of China and Sesil Karatantcheva of Kazakhstan at Margaret Court Arena on the first day of 2013 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, on January 14, 2013. [Xinhua]

Spectators watch the match between Li Na of China and Sesil Karatantcheva of Kazakhstan at Margaret Court Arena on the first day of 2013 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, on January 14, 2013. [Xinhua]

(Source: Xinhua)

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