MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19: Andy Roddick (L) of the USA walks from the court after retiring in his second round match against Lleyton Hewitt of Australia during day four of the 2012 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Australian Open 2012, Day 4: Andy Roddick Retires From Match; Novak, Serena Advance

Andy Roddick's 2012 season starts off with disappointment as the American retires after three sets. Elsewhere: Djokovic and Serena are moving on.

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Novak Djokovic Makes Quick Work Of Second Round Match At 2012 Australian Open

Novak Djokovic opened the broadcast on the fourth day of television coverage at the Australian Open, and made quick work of Santiago Giraldo in a straight-set win. Djokovic breezed to victory in a little over an hour and a half, finishing each set quicker than the last to advance to the third round with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 win.

Djokovic finished with nine aces to just two double faults while also hammering home 27 winners to 21 unforced errors. Giraldo, on the other hand, struggled, finishing with three aces and three double faults, as well as 39 unforced errors to just 13 winners.

With the win, Djokovic advances to the third round, where he awaits either Tatsuma Ito or Nicolas Mahut. Djokovic is the top seed at the 2012 Australian Open and has yet to be tested in his first two matches.

For complete updates and coverage of the 2012 Autralian Open, please stay tuned to SB Nation's tennis hub. For more on the fourth day of the tournament, visit this StoryStream.

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Serena Williams Advances To Third Round Of 2012 Australian Open With 6-0, 6-4 Win

A quick first set gave the impression Serena Williams would make quick work of her second-round Australian Open matchup with Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, and she did in a way. But after easily securing a 6-0 win in the first set, Williams found herself in a battle, fighting off Strycova in a much more evenly-matched second set. In the end, however, Williams was able to pickup the straight-set victory, advancing to the third round with a 6-0, 6-4 win.

Williams struggled with her first serve throughout, missing nearly half her attempts and finishing the match at a 53-percent rate. She did, however, win 18-of-23 first-serve points, a 78-percent rate. Strycova had a first-serve percentage of 67, but only converted 48-percent of those to winners.

In a match short on break points, Williams converted 4-of-6, doing most of her damage in the first set. Strycova struggled to even get a break point chance, but did convert the only one she saw -- in the second set.

With the win, Williams advances to the third round, where she'll face either Dominika Cibulkova or Greta Arn.

For complete updates and coverage of the 2012 Australian Open, please stay tuned to SB Nation's tennis hub. For more on the fourth day of the tournament, visit this StoryStream.

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