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Dallacqua sizzles again in heat
Dallacqua sizzles again in heat

West Australian Casey Dellacqua's dominant start to the Australian Open has continued with a clinical 6-3 6-0 win over 18th seed Kirsten Flipkens.

Having disposed of former world No.2 Vera Zvonareva in the first round, Dellacqua controlled her second round match and intimidated Flipkens when receiving.


The Belgian served seven double faults as she looked for easy points to counter Dellacqua's fantastic returning.

Dellacqua had a whopping 19 break points, putting Flipkens under pressure whenever she served.

Dellacqua showed no weaknesses and won in just 63 minutes.

Everything went right for Dellacqua, including an attempted drop shot from behind the base line which clipped the net cord and fell in.

She may now face American 36th seed Madison Keys who eliminated Dellacqua from last year's tournament in straight sets.

Keys was to face China's Jie Zheng in her second round match.

Dellacqua hasn't reached the third round of a grand slam tournament since the 2010 Australian Open when she lost to Venus Williams.

The West Australian

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