Baltacha excited by Kuznetsova challenge
- From the section Tennis
After progressing to round two of the US Open at Flushing Meadows, following the retirement of her American opponent Jamie Hampton, British number one Elena Baltacha tells how she's looking forward to the opportunity of facing Svetlana Kuznestova in the second round.
The Scot led 2-6 6-2 5-1 when her 21-year-old opponent collapsed at the baseline and required assistance from officials and medical staff. The American wildcard was also helped by her concerned opponent.
The victory sets up a second-round clash with the 2004 champion and 15th seed Svetlana Kusnetsova.