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AO Gallery: Singles Heats Up, Doubles Begins

The singles field was narrowed to 32 on Day 4 of the Australian Open, while some of the very best teams in the world got their doubles campaigns going. See all the best pics here!

Published January 17, 2013 12:00

The first match of the day on Rod Laver Arena saw Victoria Azarenka beat Eleni Daniilidou.
The first match of the day on Rod Laver Arena saw Victoria Azarenka beat Eleni Daniilidou.
Azarenka's controlled aggression produced 21 winners to 13 errors and a 61 60 scoreline.
Azarenka's controlled aggression produced 21 winners to 13 errors and a 61 60 scoreline.
Azarenka had lost her only previous meeting with Daniilidou, though it was five years ago.
Azarenka had lost her only previous meeting with Daniilidou, though it was five years ago.
Serena Williams followed on Rod Laver Arena with a 62 60 victory over Garbine Muguruza.
Serena Williams followed on Rod Laver Arena with a 62 60 victory over Garbine Muguruza.
Angelique Kerber took some time out during her day off to meet fans and sign autographs.
Angelique Kerber took some time out during her day off to meet fans and sign autographs.
Varvara Lepchenko, the No.20-ranked player in the world, also signed autographs this week.
Varvara Lepchenko, the No.20-ranked player in the world, also signed autographs this week.
Peng Shuai was on serve with Maria Kirilenko until the late stages of the first set.
Peng Shuai was on serve with Maria Kirilenko until the late stages of the first set.
But Kirilenko went on a seven game streak, going from 4-5 in that first set to 75 40.
But Kirilenko went on a seven game streak, going from 4-5 in that first set to 75 40.
No.14 seed Kirilenko made the third round, where she takes on No.20 seed Yanina Wickmayer.
No.14 seed Kirilenko made the third round, where she takes on No.20 seed Yanina Wickmayer.
Caroline Wozniacki stormed out to a 61 41 lead over Donna Vekic and closed it out, 61 64.
Caroline Wozniacki stormed out to a 61 41 lead over Donna Vekic and closed it out, 61 64.
Svetlana Kuznetsova was also a winner, rolling over No.26 seed Hsieh Su-Wei, 62 61.
Svetlana Kuznetsova was also a winner, rolling over No.26 seed Hsieh Su-Wei, 62 61.
No.17 seed Lucie Safarova wasn't so lucky, getting upset by Bojana Jovanovski, 75 75.
No.17 seed Lucie Safarova wasn't so lucky, getting upset by Bojana Jovanovski, 75 75.
Sydney champions Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik got off to a winning start in doubles.
Sydney champions Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik got off to a winning start in doubles.
Auckland champions Cara Black and Anastasia Rodionova also won their doubles opener.
Auckland champions Cara Black and Anastasia Rodionova also won their doubles opener.
And last but not least, 13-time Grand Slam champions the Williams sisters started with a win.
And last but not least, 13-time Grand Slam champions the Williams sisters started with a win.
  • The first match of the day on Rod Laver Arena saw Victoria Azarenka beat Eleni Daniilidou.
  • Azarenka's controlled aggression produced 21 winners to 13 errors and a 61 60 scoreline.
  • Azarenka had lost her only previous meeting with Daniilidou, though it was five years ago.
  • Serena Williams followed on Rod Laver Arena with a 62 60 victory over Garbine Muguruza.
  • Angelique Kerber took some time out during her day off to meet fans and sign autographs.
  • Varvara Lepchenko, the No.20-ranked player in the world, also signed autographs this week.
  • Peng Shuai was on serve with Maria Kirilenko until the late stages of the first set.
  • But Kirilenko went on a seven game streak, going from 4-5 in that first set to 75 40.
  • No.14 seed Kirilenko made the third round, where she takes on No.20 seed Yanina Wickmayer.
  • Caroline Wozniacki stormed out to a 61 41 lead over Donna Vekic and closed it out, 61 64.
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova was also a winner, rolling over No.26 seed Hsieh Su-Wei, 62 61.
  • No.17 seed Lucie Safarova wasn't so lucky, getting upset by Bojana Jovanovski, 75 75.
  • Sydney champions Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik got off to a winning start in doubles.
  • Auckland champions Cara Black and Anastasia Rodionova also won their doubles opener.
  • And last but not least, 13-time Grand Slam champions the Williams sisters started with a win.
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