Serena defeats Giorgi
Serena Williams is safely through to the next round of the Australian Open after a solid performance against Camila Giorgi in Melbourne winning 6-4 7-5 against the Italian to secure her place in the next round. The draw has been kind to Serena as all of the seeded players in her section of the draw were all defeated on Day 1 of the Australian Open and Serena may only play a seeded player as early as the quarter finals. 1 down, 6 to go.
Watson and Edmund out!
The day looked like getting off to a good start for both Kyle Edmund and Heather Watson however the day did end in defeat with both players despite being in winning positions. Heather did have match point in her match against Timea Babos but sadly lost in the third set losing the match 6-7 7-5 7-5 against the Hungarian.
Kyle Edmund on the other hand was two sets to one up against Dzumhur however the Brit couldn’t see it through after suffering from an injury during the match and ended up losing in five sets with his search for a win at the Australian Open on going!
Not many of us had heard of Noah Rubin however the 19 year old wildcard ranked outside the top 300 in the world is now a well known name after a 7-6 7-6 7-6 win against the 17th seed Benoit Paire in the first round which is the biggest upset so far in this years Australian Open! It’s not a bad start for Rubin who never even played in the junior Grand Slam events of the Australian Open and to secure a big win in the first round is an exceptional achievement!
Since the end of 2014 it hasn’t really gone to plan for Caroline Wozniacki and the Dane has continued to slip down the rankings and could fall outside the top 20 in the world after the tournament depending on how other players do. Watching highlights of her match with Putintseva which she lost in three sets there just didn’t seem to be any attacking play from Wozniacki who defended deep but never really troubled the 21 year old!
Djokovic, Federer and Nishikori cruise through!
3 of the top players on the ATP tour have cruised through to the second round with some fantastic performances and I was particualr impressed by Kei Nishikori’s performance against a very tricky opponent in Philipp Kohlschreiber with Nishikori dominating from the first minute to win in straight sets against the German.