KYRGIOS OUT OF AUSTRALIAN OPEN AFTER INJURY
Home favourite Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the tournament because of a knee injury. The 27-year-old, last year’s Wimbledon finalist, was scheduled to play Roman Safiullin in the first round on Tuesday and will be replaced by lucky loser Denis Kudla.
Victoria Azarenka VS Sofia Kenin
Victoria Azarenka is the only former women’s champion remaining in the draw after battling past 2020 winner Sofia Kenin 6-4 7-6(3).
Madison Keys VS Anna Blinkova
10th seed Madison Keys survived a scare to reach the women’s singles second round. The American star defeated World No. 72 Anna Blinkova of Russia 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. She will face China’s Xinyu Wang in the second round.
Lorenzo Musetti VS Lloyd Harris
17th seed Lorenzo Musetti of Italy was shown the door in the opening round of men’s singles by World No. 212 Lloyd Harris of South Africa. Musetti lost the first two sets but he launched a stunning comeback to force a decider.
However, Harris took the match 6-4, 6-1, 6-7 (0), 2-6, 7-6 (4) in 3 hours and 48 minutes. He will face World No. 73 Marton Fucsovics of Hungary in the second round.
Daniil Medvedev VS Marcos Giron
What a start. Daniil Medvedev beats World No. 60 Marcos Giron 6-0, 6-1, 6-3 in an hour and 36 minutes. With a ruthless display, Medvedev has made sure the Rod Laver Arena crowd leave before midnight.
Felix Auger-Aliassime VS Vasek Pospisil
A superb fightback by 6th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime. He was blown away in the opening set 1-6 by experienced campaigner Vasek Pospisil. However, the young Canadian maintained his calm and completed a remarkable fightback.
He goes through to the 2nd round after winning 1-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3), 6-3 in a match that went for 3 hours and 59 minutes.
Alex Molcan VS Stan Wawrinka
Alex Molcan defeated 2014 Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka in five sets to make the second round of the hard-court tournament at Melbourne Park 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4.
Iga Swiatek VS Julie Niemeier
World No.1 Iga Swiatek defeated Julie Niemeier in straight sets and advanced to the second round of the Australian Open 2023. She won the match 6-4, 7-5.
Stefanos Tsitsipas VS Quentin Halys
World No.4 Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Quentin Halys in Round 1 of the Australian Open 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6). Tsitsipas had to work hard in the third set, but held his nerve in the tie-breaker.
Rafael Nadal VS Jack Draper
Rafael Nadal is finally off the mark in 2023. The 36-year-old defeated Britain’s Jack Draper 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 at the Rod Laver Arena to book a berth in the second round.
Frances Tiafoe VS Daniel Altmaier
USA’s Frances Tiafoe defeated Germany’s Daniel Altmaier 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (8-6) and made his way through to the second round of the Australian Open men’s singles. The German player tried his level best to take the match into the fifth set, but Tiafie held his nerve in the tie-breaker.
Danielle Collins VS Anna Kalinskaya
Danielle Collins finds a recipe for success at last! The American bounces back to secure a 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 tough win against Anna Kalinskaya of Russia.
Maria Sakkari VS Yue Yuan
Maria Sakkari made a good start to her journey. On Monday, January 16, she defeated China’s Yue Yuan 6-1, 6-4. After a one-sided opening set, she had to fight in the second set, which went down to 5-4, 40-40. But Sakkari held her nerve to come up trumps
Jannik Sinner VS Edmund
Italy’s Jannik Sinner has got off to a strong start at the Australian Open. Sinner beats Kyle Edmund of South Africa in straight sets 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 to storm into the second round.
Bianca Andreescu VS Marie Bouzkova
Former US Open winner Bianca Andreescu beats Marie Bouzkova 6-2, 6-4 to reach the 2nd round as well.
Emma Raducanu VS Tamara Korpatsch
Emma Raducanu edges past Tamara Korpatsch in straight sets 6-3, 6-2 to set up a second-round clash with Coco Gauff.
Coco Gauff VS Katerina Siniakova
The rising star Gauff has progressed into the second round with some domination. Gauff breezes past Katerina Siniakova 6-1, 6-4 in 1 hour and 15 minutes at the Rod Laver Arena.
Jessica Pegula VS Jaqueline Cristian
America’s Jessica Pegula doesn’t believe in wasting time. She’s dispatched Jaqueline Cristian in just under an hour, 6-0, 6-1 to advance into the second round. Pegula is in some form of her life. Remember she breezed past world number one Iga Swiatek in the United Cup semi-final before shifting her focus to the Australian Open.
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