Gajdosova ousts Wickmayer in California
Jarmila Gajdosova strugged off a slow start in her second round match at Indian Wells, roaring back to defeat No.22 seed Yanina Wickmayer in three sets.
Jarmila Gajdosova has caused a minor upset at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, upending No.22 seed Yanina Wickmayer in three sets to move into the third round.
Despite a slow start, the Aussie eventually settled into the contest, levelling the match at a set apiece and then surviving a tense third-set battle to win 2-6 6-2 6-4.
It was the second straight match that Gajdosova was forced to recover from a deficit. She dropped the first set against American wildcard Coco Vandeweghe in the first round before going on to win in three.
The defeat of Wickmayer was sweet revenge for Gajdosova – in the pair’s last meeting, the Belgian pipped the Aussie in three absorbing sets in the first round at Australian Open 2011, a heartbreaking defeat for Gajdosova who had so badly wanted to progress beyond the opening round for the first time at her home Slam.
The draw has now opened up for the Aussie No.2 at Indian Wells. In the third round, she will face another American wildcard in Jamie Hampton, who knocked out 12th seed and 2010 Indian Wells champion Jelena Jankovic in straight sets.