Jan 19, 2010

Australian Open Day 1 Wrap-up: Maria shuts out Maria

The biggest upset on Day 1 at the Australian Open went to Maria Sharapova who was upset by Maria Kirilenko 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4 in the first round.

According to Kirilenko, she and boyfriend Igor Andreev wanted to kick off 2010 with a bang.

She did it and now she wants Andreev to achieve the same winning moment when he meets Roger Federer tomorrow.

In the men's singles, Rafael Nadal has no problem overcoming Australian Peter Luczak in straight sets (results below).

Just on day one alone, police has removed 11 people from Melbourne Park for disruptive behaviour and smuggling flares onto the grounds.

This is expected to continue for the next one or two weeks to come.

Here's the full results from the Australian Open singles first round (prefix number denotes seeding):

Round 1 - Men's Singles

Andrey Golubev (KAZ) beat Mardy Fish (USA) 6-2 1-6 6-3 6-3
Bernard Tomic (AUS) beat Q-Guillaume Rufin (FRA) 6-3 6-4 6-4
2-Rafael Nadal (ESP) beat Peter Luczak (AUS) 7-6(0) 6-1 6-4
4-Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) beat Michael Russell (USA) 6-4 6-4 3-6 6-2
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) beat 13-Radek Stepanek (CZE) 2-6 7-6(5) 6-4 3-6 6-4

Wayne Odesnik (USA) beat Q-Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 4-6 6-1 6-4 6-2
5-Andy Murray (GBR) beat Q-Kevin Anderson (RSA) 6-1 6-1 6-2
7-Andy Roddick (USA) beat Thiemo de Bakker (NED) 6-1 6-4 6-4

Florian Mayer (GER) beat Philipp Petzschner (GER) 0-6 2-6 6-4 6-2 6-2
11-Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) beat Olivier Rochus (BEL) 6-3 6-4 3-6 6-1
24-Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) beat WC-Jason Kubler (AUS) 6-1 6-2 6-2


Round 1 - Women's Singles

5-Elena Dementieva (RUS) beat Vera Dushevina (RUS) 6-2 6-1
Justine Henin (BEL) beat Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 6-4 6-3
24-Maria Jose Martinez (ESP) beat Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 6-0 6-0
12-Flavia Pennetta (ITA) beat Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) 6-3 3-6 6-2
3-Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) beat Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 6-1 6-2
Q-Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) beat Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) 1-6 7-5 10-8
15-Kim Clijsters (BEL) beat Q-Valerie Tetreault (CAN) 6-0 6-4
Elena Baltacha (GBR) bt Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 6-4 3-6 7-5
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) beat 14-Maria Sharapova (RUS) 7-6(4) 3-6 6-4
Q-Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) beat Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 6-4 4-6 6-2
30-Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) beat Raluca Olaru (ROU) 6-2 7-6(6)
Zheng Jie (CHN) beat Peng Shuai (CHN) 0-6 6-1 6-2
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) beat Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 6-2 6-4
2-Dinara Safina (RUS) beat Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 6-4 6-4
27-Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) beat Jelena Dokic (AUS) 6-1 7-5

(Images via Yahoo! Sports)
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