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Australian Open Roundup: Day 1

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Photo of Ana Ivanovic by tripletrouble.

It’s Day 1 of the first major of the season and several big names will be on court today, including Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Ana Ivanovic, and Jelena Jankovic. It is extremely hot today and the courts seem to be playing very slow. I will update you with results as play continues throughout the day.

13:00: Andy Roddick is on Rod Laver against Swedish player Bjorn Rehnquist and he looks like he will easily win this match, as he is currently leading 6-0,6-2,3-0. Ivanovic, on the other hand, struggled in her match against Julia Goerges. Ivanovic struggled with her serve the entire match, before winning 7-5,6-3. An upset may also be in the works, as 11th seeded David Ferrer and Denis Gremelmayr have split the first two sets, as Gremelmayr just won the 2nd set in a tiebreak.

13:05: Andy Roddick is through to the second round, as he has defeated Rehnquist 6-0,6-2,5-3. He easily defeated the 31 year-old Swede who played an error-filled match. Thomas Berdych is also on his way to the second round, as he has defeated American Robby Ginepri 6-4,6-4,6-3. Ferrer has battled back againsr Gremelmayr and has taken the lead 6-1,6-7, 3-0.

Photo of Jelena Jankovic via Great Tennis Photos.

Photo of Jelena Jankovic via Great Tennis Photos.

13:32: Xavier Malisse has won his first round match against Michael Llodra 7-6,6-1,6-1. He will next face Andy Roddick. Other notable players who have won their first round matches are 7th seed Vera Zvonareva and 15th seed Alize Cornet. Jankovic is currently up 3-0 in the first against Yvonne Meusburger. Ferrer won the third set of his match against Gremelmayr and that match is currently 6-1,6-7,6-1,3-3, in favor of Ferrer.

14:45: 21st seed Tommy Robredo defeated American Bobby Reynolds in straight sets 6-2,7-5,6-1. Jelena Jankovic also won her match in straight sets 6-1,6-3. 16th seed Marion Bartoli is also through to the second round. Juan Martin Del Potro is up 2 sets to love against Mischa Zverev. The match between David Ferrer and Denis Gremelmayr has gone to a fifth set and it is on serve in the 5th.Novak Djokovic has just begun his first-round match.

15:30: Juan Martin Del Potro has easily won his opening round match in straight sets 6-3,6-4,6-2.  Djokovic is also cruising, as he has taken the first set 6-1. David Ferrer escaped what would have been a big upset in his match, winning in the fifth set against Denis Gremelmayr.

15:58: Marcos Baghdatis won his match against Julien Benneteau in straight sets 6-3,7-6,6-2. He will next face Robin Soderling. Stanislas Wawrinka won his match in 4 sets.

16:49: Novak Djokovic has won in straight sets.

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