MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19: Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand in his second round match against Gilles Simon of France during day three of the 2011 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19 2011 in Melbourne Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Australian Open 2011, Day 3: Roger Federer Taken To Five Sets; Venus Williams Injured

Day 3 of the 2011 Australian Open saw Roger Federer take five sets to dispatch his second-round opponent, while Venus Williams overcame a mid-match injury to advance to the third round.

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Australian Open 2011 Tennis Results, Day 3: Caroline Wozniacki Wins; Injured Venus Williams Rallies

Scores and highlights from Day 3 of the Aussie Open 2011. Here's what went down Down Under in the women's draw:

• No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki def. Vania King, 6-1 6-0.
Down goes another American with the poor luck to draw Wozniacki. Next up for No. 1: No. 29 Dominika Cibulkova.

• No. 4 Venus Williams def. Sandra Zahlavova, 6-7 (8-6) 6-0 6-4.
It took a third-set rally, but Williams The Elder overcame both a mid-match injury and her own clothing to advance to the third round, where she's paired with No. 30 Andrea Petkovic.

• No. 6 Francesca Schiavone def. Rebecca Marino, 6-3 5-7 9-7.
Schiavone needed one of yesterday's longest three-set matches to dispatch the 104th-ranked Canadian. Her third-round opponent will be Romania's Monica Niculescu.

• No. 8 Victoria Azarenka def. Andrea Hlavackova, 6-4 6-4.
Some close calls but no real danger for Azarenka. She'll face the excellently-named Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa next.

• No. 9 Li Na def. Evgeniya Rodina, 6-3 6-2.
Li's on quite the roll since upsetting Kim Klijsters in Sydney last week. She should make short work of the Czech Republic's Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in Round 3.

• No. 11 Justine Henin def. Elena Baltacha, 6-1 6-3.
No surprises here, but a good clean match, with few unforced errors by either player. Henin's degree of difficulty is about to tick up, however, with No. 23 Svetlana Kuznetsova waiting in Round 3.

• No. 14 Maria Sharapova def. Virginie Razzano, 7-6 (7-3) 6-3.
If there were stalkers in the audience with increasingly uncomfortable signage, they weren't shown on television, and they didn't affect Sharapova's play. She's got another unseeded opponent next in Germany's Julia Goerges.

• Vesna Manasieva def. No. 15 Marion Bartoli, 3-6 6-3 6-0.
We have our first major Day-3 upset on the women's side, as Bartoli handled the first set well but failed to capitalize on her lead. Manasieva moves on to Latvia's equally syllabic Anastasija Sevastova.

• Jula Goerges def. No. 20 Kaia Kanepi, 6-4 6
The second upset of Day 3 saw promising sleeper pick Kanepi end her bid to reach the quarters in three straight Grand Slam tournaments. Next up for Goerges in the third round is a bit of a tougher nut to crack: Maria Sharapova.


Roger Federer vs. Gilles Simon, Australian Open 2011: Five-Set Match Concludes Day 3 Play

The score is too dry to tell the story here, as 34th-ranked Frenchman Gilles Simon took No. 2 seed Roger Federer to the wire in a five-set match on Day 3 of the Australian Open 2011. Federer def. Simon, 6-2 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-3 doesn't really cover the drama that just unfolded in Rod Laver Arena.

Simon was down two sets to none to begin the match, and at one point late in the fifth set battled back from triple match point. Federer made 53 unforced errors, which will surely be attributed by sage television commentators to his hot wife and young twin daughters. He found his afterburners in the end, however, winning the match with an ace in classic Federer fashion.

These two have played close matches before, but a relieved Federer quipped in his interview afterwards, "Hopefully, we won't play each other any more."

"Today I got lucky."

Next up for Federer: Belgium's Xavier Malisse awaits in the third round.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for more updates on Day 3 of the Australian Open 2011.


Australian Open 2011 Tennis Results, Day 3: Mardy Fish Upset; Andy Roddick Victorious

Scores and highlights from Day 3 of the Aussie Open 2011. Right this minute, Gilles Simon (who? Gilles Simon!) is fighting tooth and nail with Roger Federer in the fifth set. Here' s how the rest of the men's draw fared:

• No. 3 Novak Djokovic def. Ivan Dodig, 7-5 6-7 (10-8) 6-0 6-2.
A valiant fight early on from Croatia's Dodig, but he was simply outlasted by the glib Djokovic. Next up for our favorite post-match interview subject: Countryman Viktor Troicki, the 29th seed, in Round 3.

• No. 6 Tomas Berdych def. Philipp Kohlschreiber, 4-6 6-2 6-3 6-4.
He needed four sets to do it, but after some early stumbles, Berdych sailed by. He'll meet No. 28 Richard Gasquet of France in the third round.

• No. 8 Andy Roddick def. Igor Kunitsyn, 7-6 (9-7) 6-3 6-3.
That first set was a nailbiter in Rod Laver Arena, but Roddick hasn't gone out in the second round of this tournament since 2002, and he wasn't about to start now. America's sweetheart draws Robin Haase of the Netherlands in Round 3.

• No. 9 Fernando Verdasco def. Janko Tipsarevic, 2-6 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7-0) 6-0.
Down two sets to none, Verdasco rallied valiantly as the Serbian gentleman just seemed to run out of luck with startling abruptness. Verdasco will meet Japan's Kei Nishikori in the third round.

• No. 12 Gael Monfils def. Frederico Gil, 6-4 6-3 1-6 6-2.

Not sure just what happened there in that third set, but done is done and so is Gil. Next up for the most energetic hair in the tournament: A tough third-round opponent in No. 19 Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland.

• Tommy Robredo def. No. 16 Mardy Fish, 1-6 6-3 6-3 6-3.
The last American standing in the U.S. Open goes down early in neat fashion to the 52nd-ranked Robredo, who'll face Sergiy Stakhovsky in Round 3.

• No. 29 Viktor Troicki def. Nicolas Mahut, 6-4 6-2 1-6 6-3.
Well, who's going to be our fashion icon in the men's draw now? And two days before his birthday, too! Next hurdle for Troicki is a formidable one: Countryman Novak Djokovic, whom you may have heard of.

• And in doubles news, the Brothers Bryan def. Scott Lipsky & Rajeev Ram, 6-3 3-6 6-4.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for results of the women's draw, plus highlights from Andy Roddick and Venus Williams' matches.

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