Australian Open 2013 Results: Day 2 Scores and Results Summary

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Australian Open 2013 Results: Day 2 Scores and Results Summary

Day 2 of the 2013 Australian Open from Melbourne Park featured some dominant play from the top seeds as well as a handful of shocking upsets.

While Roger Federer and Andy Murray coasted smoothly into the second round of the Australian Open, Alexandr Dolgopolov and Tommy Haas both surprisingly fell in their opening-round matches, losing to Gael Monfils and Jarkko Nieminen, respectively.

On the women's side, favorites Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams both won in straight sets, while two other contenders, No. 7-seeded Sara Errani and No. 12-seeded Nadia Petrova were both upset in the first round, each falling in consecutive sets.

With the first round of the 2013 Aussie Open is in the books, it's time to get caught up on all the Day 2 action Down Under.

 

Murray Rolls Past Haase

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Reigning U.S. Open champ Andy Murray did what he was supposed to on Day 2, rolling past first-round opponent Robin Haase inside Rod Laver Arena, earning the victory in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3. Murray's win was highlighted by a second set in which he won 86 percent of his first-serve points.

The No. 3-seeded Murray connected on 25 winners throughout the match and managed to keep his unforced errors to a minimum, committing just 20 compared to Haase's 35. And while Haase cashed in on only 2-of-7 break-point chances, Murray was good for 8-of-13.

Murray will take on Joao Sousa in the second round.

 

Azarenka Advances Comfortably

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Although it wasn't as dominant a first-round win as some anticipated it would be, No. 1-seeded Victoria Azarenka took care of business on Day 2, knocking off Monica Niculescu in straight sets, winning comfortably by a score of 6-1, 6-4.

Azarenka, the defending Australian Open champion on the women's side, won five of her eight break-point opportunities during the match, which proved to be the difference. Niculescu went just 2-of-6.

The 23-year-old Belarusian will play Eleni Daniilidou in the second round.

 

Federer Cruises into Second Round

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The greatest of all-time, Roger Federer looked like his usual self Down Under on Day 2, defeating Benoit Paire in the first round in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1. Fed put on an absolute clinic at the net in the opening-round win, winning 25 of his 31 net points for the match.

So long as Fed can continue to dominate on his first serve (64 percent first-serve points won in first round) as well as at the net, he will be nearly impossible to beat this January.

Fed will have to recover quickly, though, as the Swiss star will battle the talented Nikolay Davydenko in a challenging second-round matchup.

 

Williams Dominates

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One day after her older sister Venus won her first-round match in dominant fashion, 6-1, 6-0, Serena Williams came out and did her big sister one better, defeating Edina Gallovits-Hall in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0. The match lasted less than an hour, and the outcome was never in doubt.

Despite rolling her ankle in the first set, Williams smashed five aces, committed just 11 unforced errors and hit 18 winners compared to Gallovits-Hall's one for the entire match. If that wasn't enough, the No. 3 seed won 94 percent of her first-serve points.

Up next for Williams, Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the second round.

 

Men's First-Round Scores: Day 2

Roger Federer (2) defeated Benoit Paire; 6-2, 6-4, 6-1

Andy Murray (3) defeated Robin Haase; 6-3, 6-1, 6-3

Juan Martin del Potro (6) defeated Adrian Mannarino; 6-1, 6-2, 6-2

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (7) defeated Michael Llodra; 6-4, 7-5, 6-2

Richard Gasquet (9) defeated Albert Montanes; 7-5, 6-2, 6-1

Marin Cilic (12) defeated Marinko Matosevic; 6-4, 7-5, 6-2

Milos Raonic (13) defeated Jan Hajek; 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (7-0)

Gilles Simon (14) defeated Filippo Volandri; 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2

Philipp Kohlschreiber (17) defeated Steve Darcis; 6-2, 6-3, 6-4

Gael Monfils defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov (18); 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-3

Jarkko Nieminen defeated Tommy Haas (19); 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-3, 4-6, 8-6

Andreas Seppi (21) defeated Horacio Zeballos; 6-2, 6-4, 6-2

Florian Mayer (25) defeated Rhyne Williams; 2-6, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (14-12), 6-1

Daniel Brands defeated Martin Klizan (27); 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Blaz Kavcic defeated Thomaz Bellucci (29); 6-3, 6-1, 6-3

Marcel Granollers (30) defeated Grega Zemlja; 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 (retired)

Bernard Tomic defeated Leonardo Mayer; 6-3, 6-2, 6-3

Jeremy Chardy defeated Adrian Menendez-Maceiras; 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-1

Nikolay Davydenko defeated Dudi Sela; 3-6, 6-1, 7-5, 6-3

James Duckworth defeated Benjamin Mitchell; 6-4, 7-6 (10-8), 4-6, 5-7, 8-6

Go Soeda defeated Luke Saville; 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-2, 6-3

Joao Sousa defeated John-Patrick Smith; 6-4, 6-1, 6-4

Benjamin Becker defeated Aljaz Bedene; 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, 7-6 (7-1)

Ricardas Berankis defeated Sergiy Stakhovsky; 6-2, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

Jesse Levine defeated Tommy Robredo; 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-4

Ivan Dodig defeated Di Wu; 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Amir Weintraub defeated Guido Pella; 7-6 (7-2), 7-5, 6-2

Yen-Hsun Lu defeated Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo; 6-2, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

Lukas Rosol defeated Jamie Baker; 7-6 (7-5), 7-5, 6-2

Alejandro Falla defeated Josselin Ouanna; 6-4, 7-5, 6-4

Rajeev Ram defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez; 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

Denis Istomin defeated Igor Sijsling; 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

 

Women's First-Round Scores: Day 2

Victoria Azarenka (1) defeated Monica Niculescu; 6-1, 6-4

Serena Williams (3) defeated Edina Gallovits-Hall; 6-0, 6-0

Carla Suarez Navarro defeated Sara Errani (7); 6-4, 6-4

Petra Kvitova (8) defeated Francesca Schiavone; 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Caroline Wozniacki (10) defeated Sabine Lisicki; 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Kimiko Date-Krumm defeated Nadia Petrova (12); 6-2, 6-0

Maria Kirilenko (14) defeated Vania King; 6-4, 6-2

Roberta Vinci (16) defeated Silvia Soler-Espinosa; 6-3, 7-5

Lucie Safarova (17) defeated Mirjana Lucic-Baroni; 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Yanina Wickmayer (20) defeated Jarmila Gajdosova; 6-1, 7-5

Varvara Lepchenko (21) defeated Polona Hercog; 6-4, 6-1

Lesia Tsurenko defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (24); 7-5, 3-6, 7-5

Su-Wei Hsieh (26) defeated Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino; 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Annika Beck defeated Yaroslava Shvedova (28); 6-2, 6-7 (7-9), 6-3

Sloane Stephens (29) defeated Simona Halep; 6-1, 6-1

Jamie Hampton defeated Urszula Radwanska (31); 6-2, 6-4

Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Lourdes Dominguez Lino; 6-2, 6-1

Laura Robson defeated Melanie Oudin; 6-2, 6-3

Jana Cepelova defeated Greta Arn; 6-2, 6-2

Ayumi Morita defeated Anna Tatishvili: 6-3, 6-3

Yulia Putintseva defeated Christina McHale; 6-1, 6-7 (0-7), 6-2

Shuai Peng defeated Rebecca Marino: 6-3, 6-0

Elena Vesnina defeated Caroline Garcia; 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

Bojana Jovanovski defeated Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor; 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Daria Gavrilova defeated Lauren Davis; 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4

Shahar Peer defeated Alexandra Panova; 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Garbine Muguruza defeated Magdelena Rybarikova; 4-6, 6-1, 14-12

Akgul Amanmuradova defeated Mathilde Johansson; 6-4, 6-2

Eleni Daniilidou defeated Karolina Pliskova; 7-5, 5-7, 6-4

Donna Vekic defeated Andrea Hlavackova; 6-1, 6-2

Kristina Mladenovic defeated Timea Babos; 6-3, 4-6, 11-9

Luksika Kumkhum defeated Sofia Arvidsson; 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

 

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