Monday, January 14, 2013
Australian Open glance
MELBOURNE, Australia -- A look at the first day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Monday:
WEATHER: Sunny, breezy with a high temperature of 72 degrees.
ATTENDANCE: Day session: 44,927.
WINNERS: Men's singles: No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 5 Tomas Berdych, No. 10 Nicolas Almagro, No. 15 Stanislas Wawrinka, No. 16 Kei Nishikori, No. 22 Fernando Verdasco, No. 26 Jurgen Melzer, No. 32 Julien Benneteau.
Women's singles: No. 2 Maria Sharapova, No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 6 Li Na, No. 9 Sam Stosur, No. 11 Marion Bartoli, No. 15 Dominika Cibulkova, No. 18 Julia Gorges, No. 19 Ekaterina Makarova, No. 22 Jelena Jankovic, No. 23 Klara Zakopalova, No. 25 Venus Williams, No. 27 Sorana Cirstea, No. 30 Tamira Paszek.
LOSERS: Men's singles: No. 11 Juan Monaco.
STAT OF THE DAY: 15 -- number of consecutive matches won by Djokovic at Melbourne Park; his last loss here being in the 2010 quarterfinals to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
QUOTE OF THE DAY -- "Hello everybody it's great to be back" -- Djokovic greets crowd at Rod Laver Arena after his win over Paul-Henri Mathieu.
PLAYING TUESDAY: No. 2 Roger Federer vs. Benoit Paire, No. 3 Andy Murray vs. Robin Haase; No. 1 and defending champion Victoria Azarenka vs. Monica Niculescu, No. 3 Serena Williams vs. Edina Gallovits-Hall.