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Australian Open glance

Australian Open glance for day 1

Australian Open glance

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- A look at the first day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Monday:

WEATHER: Mostly sunny, high of 31 Celsius (88 Fahrenheit).

ATTENDANCE: Day session: 47,491.

SEEDED WINNERS: Men: No. 3 David Ferrer, No. 7 Tomas Berdych, No. 8 Stanislaw Wawrinka, No. 9 Richard Gasquet, No. 14 Mikhail Youzhny, No. 15 Fabio Fognini, No. 19 Kevin Anderson, No. 23 Ernesto Gulbis, No. 29 Jeremy Chardy, No. 32 Ivan Dodig.

Women: No. 4 Li Na, No. 9 Angelique Kerber, No 14 Ana Ivanovic, No. 17 Samantha Stosur, No. 18 Kirsten Flipkens, No. 22 Ekaterina Makarova, No. 28 Flavia Pennetta, No. 30 Eugenie Bouchard, No. 31 Daniela Hantuchova.

SEEDED LOSERS: Men: No. 12 Tommy Haas. Women: No. 7 Sara Errani.

STAT OF THE DAY: 27: age difference between 43-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm and 16-year-old Belinda Bencic, who beat the veteran Japanese player in the first round.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I tried to find her game in YouTube" -- Li Na on her research ahead of her first-round win Monday over 16-year-old Ana Konjuh. Next up for Li: more Internet research and a 2nd-round match against 16-year-old Bencic.

PLAYING TUESDAY: No. 1 Rafael Nadal vs. Bernard Tomic, No. 4 Andy Murray vs. Go Soeda, No. 6 Roger Federer vs. James Duckworth; No. 2 Victoria Azarenka vs. Johanna Larsson, No. 3 Maria Sharapova vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, No. 10 Caroline Wozniacki vs. Lourdes Dominguez Lino.

Forecast: Hot and clear, with temperature expected to reach 39 Celsius (102F).


Updated : 2021-10-19 13:28 GMT+08:00