AO Gallery: Lasting Impressions
Madison Keys may not have won at the Australian Open on Friday, but all of that power and all of that talent sent a big message for the future. See all the best pics from Melbourne right here!
Published January 18, 2013 12:00
In one of the early matches of the day, Angelique Kerber faced American teen Madison Keys.
The 17-year-old Keys had won the wildcard play-off event in the US during the off-season.
Kerber absorbed all the power and outsteadied Keys this day - the day of birthday No.25.
Ana Ivanovic was also one of the early winners, edging Jelena Jankovic in straights, 75 63.
Elsewhere, Ekaterina Makarova held off a late surge to edge Marion Bartoli 6-4 in the third.
On a day off between matches, former No.2 Svetlana Kuznetsova met an adorable baby wombat.
And doubles World No.1 Roberta Vinci took time out to sign for fans on the autograph island.
Valeria Savinykh came out of the qualies and reached the third round of the Aussie Open.
But Kirsten Flipkens was too tough for the Russian, winning a see-saw three-setter, 62 46 63.
Flipkens, who made her Top 50 debut this week, will make her Grand Slam second week debut.
In the last match of the day, Venus Williams fell behind early and just never caught up.
Maria Sharapova stormed out to a 61 51 lead and closed Williams out a few games later, 61 63.