Kuznetsova struggles through
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:59
The third seed dropped her serve three times as she won 6-2 6-7 (3/7) 7-5 in two hours and 22 minutes.
Fifth-seeded Russian Elena Dementieva enjoyed a more comfortable passage into the second round with a 6-2 7-5 success over Italy’s Francesca Schiavone.
Elsewhere, Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia beat France’s Virginie Razzano 6-3 6-0.