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AO Gallery: Uprising Down Under

Fans flocked to Melbourne Park for Day 1 of the Australian Open on Monday, but while some matches went to form, some were far from it - check out all the best pics of the day here on wtatennis.com!

Published January 13, 2014 12:10

The fans came out in droves for the first day of action at the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
The fans came out in droves for the first day of action at the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
It didn't take long for the first drama of the fortnight - Ekaterina Makarova edging Venus Williams.
It didn't take long for the first drama of the fortnight - Ekaterina Makarova edging Venus Williams.
Li Na had no trouble whatsoever, scoring a routine win over the youngest player in the draw, Ana Konjuh.
Li Na had no trouble whatsoever, scoring a routine win over the youngest player in the draw, Ana Konjuh.
Li will next face the second-youngest player in the draw, Belinda Bencic, who outdid Kimiko Date-Krumm.
Li will next face the second-youngest player in the draw, Belinda Bencic, who outdid Kimiko Date-Krumm.
There was another marathon early on in the day, with Daniela Hantuchova outlasting Heather Watson.
There was another marathon early on in the day, with Daniela Hantuchova outlasting Heather Watson.
One of the Australian Open's all-time greats was also in attendance, though she was in the crowd...
One of the Australian Open's all-time greats was also in attendance, though she was in the crowd...
Martina Hingis and Thomas Johansson - both Aussie Open winners - posed with trophies and the ballkids.
Martina Hingis and Thomas Johansson - both Aussie Open winners - posed with trophies and the ballkids.
Kristina Mladenovic also posed for some photos with some young ones at the WTA booth on site.
Kristina Mladenovic also posed for some photos with some young ones at the WTA booth on site.
Some matches went to form, like No.14 seed Ana Ivanovic beating Kiki Bertens in a tight two-setter.
Some matches went to form, like No.14 seed Ana Ivanovic beating Kiki Bertens in a tight two-setter.
And same with No.17 seed Sam Stosur beating Klara Zakopalova, avenging a loss to the Czech in Hobart.
And same with No.17 seed Sam Stosur beating Klara Zakopalova, avenging a loss to the Czech in Hobart.
Some nearly didn't go to form - Madison Keys was pushed to the limits against Patricia Mayr-Achleitner.
Some nearly didn't go to form - Madison Keys was pushed to the limits against Patricia Mayr-Achleitner.
Some didn't go to form at all, like Julia Goerges overpowering No.7 seed Sara Errani, 63 62.
Some didn't go to form at all, like Julia Goerges overpowering No.7 seed Sara Errani, 63 62.
And same with Thai rising star Luksika Kumkhum's shock 62 16 64 win over No.6 seed Petra Kvitova.
And same with Thai rising star Luksika Kumkhum's shock 62 16 64 win over No.6 seed Petra Kvitova.
And then, a touching moment - the tennis community unveiled a bust of late ATP CEO Brad Drewett.
And then, a touching moment - the tennis community unveiled a bust of late ATP CEO Brad Drewett.
Roger Federer, the Tennis Australia President and Drewett's daughter, Ally Drewett, were all there.
Roger Federer, the Tennis Australia President and Drewett's daughter, Ally Drewett, were all there.
  • The fans came out in droves for the first day of action at the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
  • It didn't take long for the first drama of the fortnight - Ekaterina Makarova edging Venus Williams.
  • Li Na had no trouble whatsoever, scoring a routine win over the youngest player in the draw, Ana Konjuh.
  • Li will next face the second-youngest player in the draw, Belinda Bencic, who outdid Kimiko Date-Krumm.
  • There was another marathon early on in the day, with Daniela Hantuchova outlasting Heather Watson.
  • One of the Australian Open's all-time greats was also in attendance, though she was in the crowd...
  • Martina Hingis and Thomas Johansson - both Aussie Open winners - posed with trophies and the ballkids.
  • Kristina Mladenovic also posed for some photos with some young ones at the WTA booth on site.
  • Some matches went to form, like No.14 seed Ana Ivanovic beating Kiki Bertens in a tight two-setter.
  • And same with No.17 seed Sam Stosur beating Klara Zakopalova, avenging a loss to the Czech in Hobart.
  • Some nearly didn't go to form - Madison Keys was pushed to the limits against Patricia Mayr-Achleitner.
  • Some didn't go to form at all, like Julia Goerges overpowering No.7 seed Sara Errani, 63 62.
  • And same with Thai rising star Luksika Kumkhum's shock 62 16 64 win over No.6 seed Petra Kvitova.
  • And then, a touching moment - the tennis community unveiled a bust of late ATP CEO Brad Drewett.
  • Roger Federer, the Tennis Australia President and Drewett's daughter, Ally Drewett, were all there.
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