Monica SELES, (USA), the fifth seed, continued her love affair with Australian tournaments on Tuesday, easily disposing of Katalin MAROSI-ARACAMA (HUN) on centre court in just 48 minutes, 6-0 6-1.
SELES, the four time Australian Open winner, looked very comfortable, using her huge ground strokes to full advantage, freely hitting 17 winners from both sides of the court. She was impressive from the beginning, winning the first set in only 21 minutes, and continued to dictate terms in the second.
SELES only dropped one game in the entire match. MAROSI-ARACAMA had problems holding her serve, compounded by SELES winning 85 per cent of her service points on first serve in both sets.
MAROSI-ARACAMA did have a chances to break SELES in the first set, having three break points in SELES’ second service game. However, in a game that would mirror the entire match, MAROSI-ARACAMA was unable to take her opportunities on the SELES serve, with SELES continually coming up with a big first serve on break points. Twice SELES slammed aces on these crucial occasions.