Can a first-timer break through in Oz?

Updated: January 19, 2012, 3:19 AM ET
By Ravi Ubha | ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The women's tour was awash with first-time Grand Slam winners last year. One by one, Li Na, Petra Kvitova and Samantha Stosur picked up titles at the French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open, respectively.

Breaking through on the men's side is distinctly more difficult, courtesy of Nole, Roger and Rafa. But there's always a chance it could happen -- and even here in Melbourne, too.

With the Australian Open approaching the end of the first week, who are the ...

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