AO Gallery: One Down, Six To Go
The first round of the 2013 Australian Open wrapped up on Tuesday, with Carla Suárez Navarro pulling off the first big upset and Yanina Wickmayer the last to move through on Rod Laver Arena.
Published January 15, 2013 12:00
Nadia Petrova fell victim to crafty veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm in an early match.
Kimiko Date-Krumm became the oldest player ever to win a match at the Aussie Open.
Carla Suarez Navarro pulled off the first big surprise, over No.7 seed Sara Errani.
Former World No.11 Shahar Peer rebounded to close out Alexandra Panova, 64 16 63.
Former World No.14 Peng Shuai had fewer problems, beating Rebecca Marino, 63 60.
Caroline Wozniacki ran off six games in a row to close out Sabine Lisicki, 26 63 63.
Caroline Wozniacki had just eight unforced errors against the former World No.12.
In a battle of Grand Slam champions, Petra Kvitova beat Francesca Schiavone, 64 26 62.
Maria Kirilenko - Russia's No.3 behind Maria Sharapova and Nadia Petrova - also won.
Victoria Azarenka played the first match of her Australian Open title defense.
Victoria Azarenka came from 3-0 down in the second set to beat Monica Niculescu, 61 64.
And on Tuesday night, Yanina Wickmayer became the last player into the second round.