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Australian Open 2014 Results: Day 1 Scores, Highlights and Recap

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 13:  Serena Williams of USA plays a forehand in her first round match against Ashleigh Barty of Australia during day one of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 13, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Tom SunderlandFeatured ColumnistJanuary 13, 2014

The first Grand Slam tournament of 2014 got underway on Monday, Jan. 13, as the Australian Open made its return with the giants of tennis congregating in Melbourne.

Novak Djokovic stepped back onto the famous hard court in Rod Laver Arena to begin the defence of his 2013 title, while Serena Williams began her search for a sixth Australian Open crown.

Below we list all of the scores and recap the highs and lows from Day 1.

2014 Australian Open Day 1 Men's Singles Scores
Matchup (Seed)Score
Damir Dzumhur def. Jan Hajek 6-4, 6-2, 6-1
Leonardo Mayer def. Albert Montanes6-1, 6-3, 6-1
Nikolay Davydenko def. Lukasz Kubot3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Tommy Robredo (17) def. Lukas Rosol 6-1, 6-7, 3-6, 7-6, 8-6
Dmitry Tursunov (30) def. Michael Russell6-2, 6-2, 6-3
Kevin Anderson (19) def. Jiri Vesely2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
Pablo Andujar def. Albert Ramos6-4, 6-2, 6-4
Julien Benneteau def. Pable Correna Busta6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Florian Mayer def. Denis Kudla6-4, 6-2, 6-4
Jeremy Chardy (29) def. Jesse Huta Galung 6-2, 6-4, 6-4
Dominic Thiem def. Joao Sousa 5-7, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6
Edouard Roger-Vasselin def. Carlos Berlocq6-4, 7-6, 6-7, 6-2
Alexandr Dolgopolov def. Ricardas Berankis7-5, 7-5, 6-2
Ernests Gulbis (23) def. Juan Monaco1-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2
Fabio Fognini (15) def. Alex Bogomolov Jr.6-3, 6-2
Kenny De Schepper def. Di Wu7-5, 7-5, 7-6
Jerzy Janowicz (20) def. Jordan Thompson1-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1
Tomas Berdych (7) def. Aleksandr Nedovyesov6-3, 6-4, 6-3
David Ferrer (3) def. Alejandro Gonzalez6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Matthew Ebden def. Nicolas Mahut6-3, 7-5, 4-6, 0-6, 6-3
Vasek Popisil (28) def. Samuel Groth6-4, 6-3, 6-4
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez def. Tommy Haas (12)7-6, 5-2
Richard Gasquet (9) def. David Guez7-5, 6-4, 6-1
Denis Istomin def. Marcos Baghdatis6-4, 7-5, 6-4
Stanislas Wawrinka (8) def. Andrey Golubev6-4, 4-1
Novak Djokovic (2) def. Lukas Lacko6-3, 7-6, 6-1
Mikhail Youzhny (14) def. Jan-Lennard Struff6-1, 6-4, 6-2
Adrian Mannarino def. Steve Johnson3-6, 6-3, 6-0, 5-7, 6-4
Ivan Dodig (32) def. Ivo Karlovic7-6, 6-3, 7-6
Alejandro Falla def. Mikhail Kukushkin6-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3
Sam Querrey def. Santiago Giraldo6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6
Jarkko Nieminen def. Dudi Sela3-6, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3
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2014 Australian Open Day 1 Women's Singles Scores
Matchup (Seed)Score
Vesna Dolonc def. Lara Arruabarrena2-6, 6-2, 6-4
Lucie Hradecka def. Donna Vekic 6-3, 6-1
Yanina Wickmayer def. Dinah Pfzinmaier 7-6, 6-3
Madison Keys def. Patricia Mayr-Achtleitner6-2, 7-6, 9-7
Annika Beck def. Petra Martic 6-0, 6-0
Flavia Pennetta (28) def. Alexandra Cadantu6-0, 6-2
Eugenie Bouchard (30) def. Hao Chen Tang 7-5, 6-1
Lucie Safarova def. Julia Glushko 7-5, 3-6, 6-1
Virginie Razzano def. Alison van Uytvanck 7-6, 7-6
Daniela Hantuchova (31) def. Heather Watson7-5, 3-6, 6-3
Kirsten Flipkens (18) def. Laura Robson6-3, 6-0
Jie Zheng def. Roberto Vinci (12)6-4, 6-3
Tsvetane Pironkova def. Silvia Soler Espinosa6-3, 6-2
Monica Miculescu def. Shahar Peer6-4, 6-1
Alison Riske def. Elena Vesnina (23)6-2, 6-2
Mona Barthel def. Zhang Shuai7-6, 6-3
Ana Ivanovic (14) def. Kiki Bertens6-4, 6-4
Li Na (4) def. Ana Konjuh6-2, 6-0
Julia Goerges def. Sara Errani (7)6-3, 6-2
Luksika Kumkhum def. Petra Kvitova (6)6-2, 1-6, 6-4
Serena Williams (1) def. Ashleigh Barty6-2, 6-1
Samantha Stosur (13) def. Klara Zakopalova6-3, 6-4
Lauren Davies def. Sachia Vickery6-3, 6-3
Casey Dellacqua def. Vera Zvonareva6-2, 6-2
Sabine Lisicki (15) def. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni6-2, 6-1
Karolina Pliskova def. Pauline Parmentier6-0, 6-1
Belinda Necic def. Kimiko Date-Krumm6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Irina Falconi def. Anabel Medina Garrigues6-3, 6-1
Angelique Kerber (9) def. Jarmila Gajdosova6-3, 0-6, 6-2
Monica Puig def. Anna Tatishvili6-2, 6-4
Alla Kudryavtseva def. Caroline Garcia6-2, 7-6
Ekaterina Makarova (22) def. Venus Williams2-6, 6-4, 6-4
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Successful Seeds

Djokovic started his journey the way he had hoped, cruising past Lukas Lacko in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2), 6-1. The world No. 2 was pushed in the second set before eventually winning the tiebreaker.

The Serbian hit 10 aces but did show some signs of rust, as he had 30 unforced errors, indicating areas where he needs to improve as the tournament wears on.

Djokovic discussed the match on Twitter following the victory:

If that was an easy run, however, seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych's 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 sweep trouncing of Aleksandr Nedovyesov was all the more routine.

On the women's side, Serena Williams also lived up to her tag as favourite in the opening round, losing just three games on her way to routing Australian native Ashleigh Barty, 6-2, 6-1.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 13:  Samantha Stosur of Australia celebrates winning her first round match against Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic during day one of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 13, 2014 in Melbourne, Austral
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Samantha Stosur had more success in front of a home audience in her meeting with Klara Zakopalova, with the Brisbane-born seed benefiting from a telling 27 unforced errors on her opponent's behalf to win, 6-3, 6-4.

The two British hopefuls, Heather Watson and Laura Robson, were each given their marching orders against superior opposition, falling to Daniela Hantuchova (7-5, 3-6, 6-3) and Kirsten Flipkens (6-3, 6-0), respectively.

 

Shocking Defeats

Despite the long line of favourites advancing to the next phase of the tournament, there was a fair share of upsets in the warm climate, too—almost exclusively from the women's ranks.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 13:  Tommy Haas of Germany is treated by a trainer in his first round match against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain during day one of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 13, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (
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Tommy Haas was the only seeded male in action on Day 1 not to make it through to the next round. The German was forced to retire due to injury in the second set of his match against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, but did look as though he was heading for a loss all the same.

Meanwhile, sixth-seeded Petra Kvitova was beaten out by Thai hopeful Luksika Kumkhum, who made terrific use of her serve to down the Czech giant, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4. 

Sports Illustrated called Kumkhum's win the upset of the day:

It was arguably a case of Kvitova beating herself, as the 23-year-old hit a fatal 40 unforced errors and won just 19 return points compared to Kumkhum's 46.

The Italian duo of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci made for bad headlines with their defeats. The Nos. 7 and 12 seeds, respectively, bowed out at the hands of Julia Goerges (6-3, 6-2) and Jie Zheng (6-4, 6-3).

The pair won a combined 12 games in the four sets played between them. Both were done in by the pressure of being a seeded favourite. 

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