British qualifier Dart through in Melbourne
Qualifier Harriet Dart ensured there was some British joy at the Australian Open on Tuesday with a stunning comeback victory against Japan's Misaki Doi.Twelve months ago she failed to win a game against Maria Sharapova, and she must have been having flashbacks as she went from 2-0 up to 6-2 2-0 down against Doi.
Both Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski bowed out of the Grand Slam event at the third round stage, although in contrasting circumstances. Rusedski had come through a marathon tussle in the previous round to beat Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand. But he narrowly failed to improve on a
Bojana Jovanovski needed three sets to see off the Czech Republic's Andrea Hlavackova 4-6 6-1 6-4 but Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni had an easier time in a 6-4 6-0 triumph over Yanina Wickmayer. The only tie-break of the day took place between Maria Sanchez and Alison Van Uytvanck, with the former
Harriet Dart reached the second round of qualifying for the Australian Open in Melbourne, but three other Brits bowed out.
Dart beat Bulgaria's world No 194 Elitsa Kostova 6-4 6-1 in 75 minutes, despite the poor air quality caused by ongoing wildfires.
The 23-year-old will take on American 15th seed Nicole Gibbs next as she attempts to make the main draw in Melbourne.
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The world No 169's victory was a rare success for British players on day one, with Liam Broady, Jay Clarke and Naiktha Bains all suffering defeats.
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DCU scored all the goals in their contest at Jordanstown to send last year's beaten finalists out of the competition. Jordanstown's made an encouraging start but were guilty of seven wides in the opening 25 minutes.
A quick tour on different dart manipulation techniques with examples of each. How to move the darts around and how to turn them into something else. These are a couple of examples I made with the dart going towards the neckline, the centre front and side-seam. If you’re working on the whole front
Broady was thrashed 6-3 6-0 by Ilya Ivashka of Belarus, while Clarke went down in three sets to Slovenia's Blaz Kavcic, a 32-year-old ranked 341st in the world. Bains lost 6-2 6-2 to Russia's Valeria Savinykh.
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