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Gallery: Doubles Moments Down Under

Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci aimed to keep their title defense alive, while other pairings merely sought to survive the heat during the first week of Australian Open doubles action.

Published January 19, 2014 12:00

Jelena Dokic and Storm Sanders during the first day of Australian Open doubles action Wednesday.
Jelena Dokic and Storm Sanders during the first day of Australian Open doubles action Wednesday.
Eighth-seeded Americans Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones cruised to a first round win.
Eighth-seeded Americans Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones cruised to a first round win.
Japanese pairing Misaki Doi and Shuko Aoyama cooled off during their opener.
Japanese pairing Misaki Doi and Shuko Aoyama cooled off during their opener.
Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty with first round victims Alexandra Panova and Karolina Pliskova.
Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty with first round victims Alexandra Panova and Karolina Pliskova.
Eva Hrdinova and Paula Ormaechea did their best to withstand Thursday's sweltering conditions.
Eva Hrdinova and Paula Ormaechea did their best to withstand Thursday's sweltering conditions.
Mona Barthel and Megan Moulton-Levy during a bright moment in their first round loss.
Mona Barthel and Megan Moulton-Levy during a bright moment in their first round loss.
Australians Tammi Patterson and Arina Rodionova during their loss to Cara Black and Sania Mirza.
Australians Tammi Patterson and Arina Rodionova during their loss to Cara Black and Sania Mirza.
No.6 seeds Black and Mirza improved to 10-1 as a duo with their first round win.
No.6 seeds Black and Mirza improved to 10-1 as a duo with their first round win.
Zhang Shuai and Kimiko Date-Krumm showed enthusiasm during their first round loss.
Zhang Shuai and Kimiko Date-Krumm showed enthusiasm during their first round loss.
Svetlana Kuznetsova and Samantha Stosur teamed up for a first round rout on Thursday.
Svetlana Kuznetsova and Samantha Stosur teamed up for a first round rout on Thursday.
Young Americans Alison Riske and Madison Keys won their first match as a duo on Friday.
Young Americans Alison Riske and Madison Keys won their first match as a duo on Friday.
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova and Julia Goerges celebrated after their first round victory.
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova and Julia Goerges celebrated after their first round victory.
Defending champs and No.1 seeds Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani during their second round triumph.
Defending champs and No.1 seeds Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani during their second round triumph.
Lucie Hradecka and Michaella Krajicek beat Vania King and Galina Voskoboeva in the second round.
Lucie Hradecka and Michaella Krajicek beat Vania King and Galina Voskoboeva in the second round.
Sílvia Soler-Espinosa and Shahar Peer upset Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai in the second round.
Sílvia Soler-Espinosa and Shahar Peer upset Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai in the second round.
Annika Beck and Andrea Petkovic smiling during their second round loss on Saturday.
Annika Beck and Andrea Petkovic smiling during their second round loss on Saturday.
Last year's runners-up, Barty and Dellacqua, exited in the second round this year.
Last year's runners-up, Barty and Dellacqua, exited in the second round this year.
Martina Hingis and Martina Navratilova during their Women's Legends' doubles match on Sunday.
Martina Hingis and Martina Navratilova during their Women's Legends' doubles match on Sunday.
Australians Oliva Rogowska and Monique Adamczak during their third round loss to Errani and Vinci.
Australians Oliva Rogowska and Monique Adamczak during their third round loss to Errani and Vinci.
Vinci and Errani improved to 14-2 at this event with a 62 62 defeat of Adamczak and Rogowska.
Vinci and Errani improved to 14-2 at this event with a 62 62 defeat of Adamczak and Rogowska.
  • Jelena Dokic and Storm Sanders during the first day of Australian Open doubles action Wednesday.
  • Eighth-seeded Americans Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones cruised to a first round win.
  • Japanese pairing Misaki Doi and Shuko Aoyama cooled off during their opener.
  • Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty with first round victims Alexandra Panova and Karolina Pliskova.
  • Eva Hrdinova and Paula Ormaechea did their best to withstand Thursday's sweltering conditions.
  • Mona Barthel and Megan Moulton-Levy during a bright moment in their first round loss.
  • Australians Tammi Patterson and Arina Rodionova during their loss to Cara Black and Sania Mirza.
  • No.6 seeds Black and Mirza improved to 10-1 as a duo with their first round win.
  • Zhang Shuai and Kimiko Date-Krumm showed enthusiasm during their first round loss.
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova and Samantha Stosur teamed up for a first round rout on Thursday.
  • Young Americans Alison Riske and Madison Keys won their first match as a duo on Friday.
  • Barbora Zahlavova Strycova and Julia Goerges celebrated after their first round victory.
  • Defending champs and No.1 seeds Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani during their second round triumph.
  • Lucie Hradecka and Michaella Krajicek beat Vania King and Galina Voskoboeva in the second round.
  • Sílvia Soler-Espinosa and Shahar Peer upset Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai in the second round.
  • Annika Beck and Andrea Petkovic smiling during their second round loss on Saturday.
  • Last year's runners-up, Barty and Dellacqua, exited in the second round this year.
  • Martina Hingis and Martina Navratilova during their Women's Legends' doubles match on Sunday.
  • Australians Oliva Rogowska and Monique Adamczak during their third round loss to Errani and Vinci.
  • Vinci and Errani improved to 14-2 at this event with a 62 62 defeat of Adamczak and Rogowska.
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