Australian Open: Federer, Wozniacki Cruise In First-Round, Querrey First Ranked Player To Fall

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Australian Open 2011 Live Results: Federer Moves On, Querrey First Ranked Player To Lose

Roger Federer began his Australian Open title defense with a 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 victory over Lukas Lacko in typical, Federer style. He now awaits the winner of the Gilles Simon/Yen-Hsun Lu match.

No. 18 American Sam Querrey was the first of the men’s seeded players to be eliminated, losing 5-7, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, 8-6 to Lukasz Kubot.

No. 23 Nikolay Davydenko became the second ranked player to fall, losing to German Florian Meyer 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-4.

Meanwhile, No. 12 Gael Monfils and No. 16 Mardy Fish rallied from two sets down to win their respective matches.

Monfils battled back in the third set to defeat former world junior champion Thiemo de Bakker 6-7 (2-7) 2-6 7-5 6-2 6-1, while Fish had to fight to get past Romanian Victor Hanescu 2-6 4-6 6-3 7-5 6-3.

8-seed Andy Roddick cruised to a 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Jan Hajek.

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Australian Open 2011 Live Results: Wozniacki, Sharapova Among Early Winners In Womens Play

The 2011 Australian Open is underway and the first-day action in the Women’s Singles draw is complete.

Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki dusted off the rust in her 6-3, 6-4 victory over Argentina’s Gisela Dulko at Rod Laver Arena.

No. 14 Maria Sharapova won for the first time at Melbourne Park since her 2008 win, defeating Thailand’s Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-1, 6-3 on center court.

Sixth-seeded Francesca Schiavone, the defending Aussie Open champ, got all she could handle from Spain’s Arantxa Parra Santonja in a 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-4 victory.

Elsewhere, No. 20 Kaia Kanepi came back to bear Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3; 29th-ranked Dominika Cibulkova earned a win over Angelique Kerber 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4; Evgeniya Rodina bested Australian wild-card Olivia Rogowska 6-3, 6-1; Alberta Brianti topped Lucie Hradecka 6-4, 7-5; Monica Niculescu stopped Timea Bacsinszky 6-0, 6-3; and Julia Goerges beat Edina Gallovits-Hall, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

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