Australian Open: Baghdatis Swept

Tennis Marcos Baghdatis, a finalist in 2006, then undergoing its first phase input to the Australian Open!

The finalist of the 2006 edition, Marcos Baghdatis, was swept by the Uzbek Denis Istomin, the world’s 49th in three straight sets (6-4, 7-5, 6-4).


A 28-year-old Cypriot, today only 109th World, only to find his best past and therefore leaves the competition entry.

Serena Place

The American Serena Williams, world No.1, was easily qualified for the second round of the Australian Open, crushing Ashleigh Barty of Australia, aged 17 and 155th worldwide in two sets 6-2 , 6-1, Monday in Melbourne.

Serena Williams, who remains on two premature eliminations in Melbourne, in the second round in 2012 and fourth last year, was very serious from start to finish. “Today, I was ready because I knew that this is a very good player who has a great future,” said the American, who is sixth coronation in Melbourne.

She will face the next round of Serbia Vesna Dolonc World 104.

The Big Surprise For Girls: The Elimination Of Kvitova

Czech Petra Kvitova, World and 6th seeded N.6 was eliminated in three sets 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 in the first round of the Australian Open by surprising Thai 20 years Luksika Khumkhum World 88th Monday in Melbourne.

Kvitova, who decidedly difficult to really confirm since winning Wimbledon in 2011, is eliminated at an early stage for the second consecutive year in Melbourne.

Last year, she was out in the second round by Britain’s Laura Robson beaten this year by Kirsten Flipkens in the 1st round.

Khumkhum, meanwhile, was playing only his second Grand Slam tournament and had never met a player in the Top 10.


Kvitova has never managed to talk his power, committing too many fouls. She was taken by surprise in the third when she seemed to have finally regained control of the match.

Already Finished For Venus Williams

Venus Williams, who was also a finalist in Melbourne, but in 2003 was less successful. Yet she also was well launched its 2014 season with a place in the finals in Auckland.

But the American, who at age 33 is only 37th worldwide, after having to learn to live with Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease that weakens sold on the length (2-6, 6 -4, 6-4) face Ekaterina Makarova.

The Russian head N.22 series, used to torment the Williams sisters. There are two years old, she had caused a huge surprise in Melbourne, eliminating Serena, the youngest world No.1 Venus today, in the eighth finals sister. Venus, who won seven Grand Slam tournaments in his career, led 3-0 in the final set. But she had too much waste and the Russian, who had missed the last two months of the 2013 season for an injured wrist, knew enjoy.

Li Na Qualified For The Second Round

Finalist last year, China’s Li Na, seeded No.4, initiated by the right after the Australian Open on Monday in Melbourne, unlike Venus Williams, removed entry.

Protected Carlos Rodriguez, who also reached the final in Melbourne in 2011, swept (6-2, 6-0) Croatian Ana Konjuh, winning the Australian Open juniors last year and youngest player committed at age 16, after leaving qualifications.

First Chinese to win a Grand Slam title in 2011 at Roland Garros, Li confirmed that she was in great shape, she who won last weekend in his first tournament of the year in Shenzhen .

The Chinese, who turns 32 next month, will play in the second round another player aged 16, also went through the qualifications, Swiss Belinda Bencic.

This eliminated (6-4, 4-6, 6-3) Japanese Kimiko Date Krumm-, 27 years his senior and the oldest tournament in 43 years player.

Novak Djokovic Passes Without Shine

Serbian Novak Djokovic, triple defending champion and world No.2, has qualified for the second round of the Australian Open after still had to work to beat Lukas Lacko of Slovakia, World 96th, in three sets 6-3, 7-6 (7/2), 6-1 Monday in Melbourne.

For his first competition match of the year, Djokovic has not shown completely comfortable, once losing his service in the first set and being pushed to the tie-break in the second.

Under the eyes of the former German champion Boris Becker, who joined the team as co-coach, Serbian has not less preserved his unbeaten, which lasts since losing in the U.S. Open final against Rafael Nadal in September.


“It was my first official for five or six weeks game, I was a little rusty. I struggled to find the right positioning on the court, especially on the forehand,” said Djokovic, who will face Argentina Leonardo Mayer, World 98th, the next round.

Richard Gasquet In The Second Round Not Without Difficulty

Richard Gasquet has not appeared at his best during the first day of the Australian Open on Monday in Melbourne, but was still qualified for the second round by beating another French David Guez 7 -5, 6-4, 6-1.

Under high heat, Gasquet, seeded N.9, drew the language in the first two sets against Guez, global 176th and went through qualifying.

Gasquet, who addressed the Australian Open in doubt, after feeling there ten days intercostal pain, has lost his service twice in the first set, and again in the second.

The French No.1, bit rate, had to use to relieve Guez did not hesitate to seize his chance at the slightest opportunity. The third set was quieter for Gasquet, who was able to proceed.

Tomas Berdych Qualified For The Second Round

Czech Tomas Berdych, seeded N7, has qualified for the second round of the Australian Open, beating Kazakh Aleksandr Nedovyesov, World 94th in three sets 6-3, 6-4, 6 -3 Monday in Melbourne.

Berdych quarter-finalist in Australia over the past three years, will face in the next round Kenny De Schepper the French or Chinese Wu Di.