Benešová out of Australian Open after losing to Demetieva

Czech women’s tennis number one Iveta Benešová is out of the Australian Open in the second round after losing to an on-form Elena Dementieva on Thursday. Benešová was crushed in two sets by the Russian 6-4, 6-1. The only Czechs to make it into the third round of the competition are Tomas Berdych and his girlfriend Lucie Šafářová, who both recorded wins on Wednesday, over Argentina’s Brian Dabul and New Zealand’s Marina Erakovic respectively.

Author: Rosie Johnston