O’Brien makes progress
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:45
The world number 104 from Hessle will now face Georgia’s Anna Tatishvili in the next round.
O’Brien said: “It went better than I expected to be honest. I haven’t felt great in the last few weeks so it’s great to come through. She’s young and inexperienced but it’s obvious that she’s got a lot of talent.”
He added: “I don’t think I gave her a chance to get into it and I closed it out really well.
“I will definitely have to play better in my next one but this is a really good start.
“It definitely helps to have been in qualifying at the grand slams before. In the past I’ve been really nervous before my first match in quallies but I went on court feeling really relaxed and that meant I could play well from the start.”