Seles Chalks Up #30

Sixth seed Monica Seles continues her unbeaten streak in Australia, defeating Alexia Dechaume-Ballert 6-1, 6-4.

Match duration: 60 minutes

First set duration: 19 minutes

Seles: won 81% of points on first serve

Seles: hit 30 winners to Dechaume-Balleret’s nine

Seles: converted four of six break points opportunities (67%) to Dechaume-Balleret’s one of five (20%)

Seles won 72% of net approaches (13/18) to Dechaume-Balleret’s 47% (7/15)

Seles, still unbeaten in the Australian Open as a four-time champion, has now won 30 consecutive singles matches at Melbourne Park (this is her fifth Open)

Aces: Seles – 5; Dechaume-Balleret – 1

This was Dechaume-Balleret’s ninth Australian Open – her best performances were third round showings in 1991 and ’92

In 39 Grand Slam tournaments Dechaume-Balleret has advanced to the fourth round on only one occasion (1994 French Open)