Pennetta Loss Is Biggest Surprise Day One Down Under

The biggest shock of the opening day of the 2012 Australian Open was the loss of 19thseed, Flavia Pennetta of Italy, who lost in three sets to Nina Bratchikova of Russia 3-6, 6-1, 2-6. In what was expected to be a straightforward victory for the Italian, the Russian demonstrated her fighting qualities, despite the comeback challenge mounted by Pennetta and managed to remain calm and secure the victory.

For a full update of results from the WTA Tour on day one of the Australian Open, click here to view the full article on

Lisa-Marie Burrows

About Lisa-Marie Burrows

Lisa-Marie Burrows has a MA in Sports Broadcast Journalism and is a freelance sports journalist. She has covered many national and international tennis tournaments and has worked in Paris for Eurosport News channel. She is a member of the International Press Association and a journalist for its online magazine, IMPress. She has contributed articles for various leading websites including,,, and Lisa-Marie operates her tennis website where you can read her reports. She can be reached at or on Twitter @TennisNewsViews.

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