Australian Open women’s singles first round results – Jan 13

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MELBOURNE, Australia (Sporting Alert) — The following is the list of results from 2014 Australian Open Women’s Tennis tournament in Melbourne on Monday.

No. 1 and top seed Serena Williams of USA opened her quest for an 18th major title by bushing aside Ashleigh Barty of Australia, 6-2, 6-1.

Fourth-seeded Li Na of Chinca defeated Croatian Ana Konjuh, 6-2, 6-0, while the ninth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany beat Australian Jarmila Gajdosova, 6-3, 0-6, 6-2.

However, there were early upsets on day one in round one as No. 6 Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic was stunned Thailand’s Luksika Kumkhum, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3, while No. 7 Sara Errani (Italy) was dumped from the tournament by Julia Goerges (Germany), 6-3, 6-2.

Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova, the 22nd seed defeated American Venus Williams, the sister of Serena, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, but Zheng Jie (China) beat No. 12 Roberta Vinci (Italy) 6-4, 6-3.

Australian Open women’s singles first round results

Serena Williams (1) beat. Ashleigh Barty, 6-2, 6-1
Li Na (4) beat. Ana Konjuh, 6-2, 6-0
Luksika Kumkhum beat.Petra Kvitova (6), 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
Julia Goerges beat. Sara Errani (7), 6-3, 6-2
Angelique Kerber (9) beat. Jarmila Gajdosova, 6-3, 0-6, 6-2
Zheng Jie beat. Roberta Vinci (12), 6-4, 6-3
Ana Ivanovic (14) beat. Kiki Bertens, 6-4, 6-4
Sabine Lisicki (15) beat. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, 6-2, 6-1
Samantha Stosur (17) beat. Klara Zakopalova, 6-3, 6-4
Kirsten Flipkens (18) beat. Laura Robson, 6-3, 6-0
Ekaterina Makarova (22) beat. Venus Williams, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Alison Riske beat. Elena Vesnina (23), 6-2, 6-2
Lucie Safarova (26) beat. Julia Glushko, 7-5, 3-6, 6-1
Flavia Pennetta (28) beat. Alexandra Cadantu, 6-0, 6-2
Eugenie Bouchard (30) beat. Tang Hao Chen, 7-5, 6-1
Daniela Hantuchova (31) beat. Heather Watson, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
Madison Keys beat. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, 6-2, 6-7 (8-10), 9-7
Casey Dellacqua beat. Vera Zvonareva, 6-2, 6-2
Tsvetana Pironkova beat. Silvia Soler-Espinosa, 6-3, 6-2
Annika Beck beat. Petra Martic, 6-0, 6-0
Vesna Dolonc beat. Lara Arruabarrena, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
Karolina Pliskova beat. Pauline Parmentier, 6-0, 6-1
Virginie Razzano beat. Alison Van Uytvanck, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3)
Lauren Davis beat. Sachia Vickery, 6-3, 6-3
Belinda Bencic beat. Kimiko Date-Krumm, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Lucie Hradecka beat. Donna Vekic, 6-3, 6-1
Monica Puig beat. Anna Tatishvili, 6-2, 6-4
Mona Barthel beat. Zhang Shuai, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
Irina Falconi beat. Anabel Medina Garrigues, 6-3, 6-1
Monica Niculescu beat. Shahar Peer, 6-4, 6-1
Alla Kudryavtseva beat. Caroline Garcia, 6-2, 7-6 (9-7)
Yanina Wickmayer beat. Dinah Pfizenmaier, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

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