2Coverage of the 2006 JPMorgan Chase Open - Day 2
Carson, CA – After two hours and three sets, fourth seed Lindsay Davenport fell to Australian’s Samantha Stosur in the second round of the JP Morgan Classic 6-7(4),6-4, 6-3. This is Davenport’s first tournament back after suffering from a back injury. “ My body felt drained as the match went on; I tried getting serves over 100mphs,” Davenport made it clear that having three and a half weeks of break isn’t enough time to recuperate. Stosur will face Jelena Jankovic.
After defeating Ashley Harkleroad in straight sets 6-3,6-2 Serena Williams showed the crowd that rankings don’t scare her. Williams had 21 winners to Harkleroad’s six. Williams faces Daniela Hantuchov in the third round of the JP Morgan Chase Open
After a few days rest and winning the Acura Classic in San Diego last week, Maria Sharapova demonstrated that not having a lot of rest doesn’t always have an affect on playing ability. Sharapova cruised through fellow Russian Anastassia Rodionova in straight sets 6-3, 6-1 in the second round of the JP Morgan Chase Open tournament. After struggling for a few games and getting used to the playing surface, Sharapova took control of the match without a problem. “She(Rodionova) swung freely, so flat…she ripped her forehand like its her last one ever,” said Sharapova. After breezing through the second round she faces Marion Bartoli of France.