Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Mauresmo Teaches Bulgarian Teenager a Harsh Lesson

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Mauresmo Teaches Bulgarian Teenager a Harsh Lesson

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FRANCE'S Amelie Mauresmo, chasing a first Grand Slam title, thrashed Bulgaria's Sesil Karatantcheva 6-0, 6-1 in just 50 minutes to book her place in the third round of the US Open.

The third seed played beautifully controlled tennis but was also helped by her 16-year-old opponent's 29 unforced errors.

Mauresmo now faces the 31st seed Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany, a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 winner over France's Virginie Razzano.

Mauresmo said: "I took it very seriously and didn't really let her get into the match. Of course she helped me by making a lot of unforced errors, and I'd like to think she couldn't find any solutions to the way I was playing. I think these girls coming up, it's normal, it's great and it's good for the tennis.

"But they probably still have to learn a few things. She's only 16 and going to improve a lot and make her way."

Crowd favourite Lindsay Davenport blasted her way into the third round in just 45 minutes.

The world No1, seeded second here at Flushing Meadows, demolished French qualifier Pauline Parmentier 6-1, 6-1. …

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