2015 Australian Open Results: Wins for Williams, Djokovic

MELBOURNE (Sporting Alert) — Top seeds Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic were among the seeded players who booked places in the second round on day 2 of the 2014 Australian Open in Melbourne.

MELBOURNE (Sporting Alert) — Top seeds Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic were among the seeded players who booked places in the second round on day 2 of the 2015 Australian Open in Melbourne.

Serbian World No. 1 and Four-time title winner Djokovic, who has been under the weather in recent weeks due to a virus — accumulated enough strength to ease to a comfortable 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Slovenian Aljaz Bedene.

“For a first round performance it was pretty good,” said Djokovic. “Still need to work on some things. I’m still developing my game so I’m glad to go through.

“It has been a rough two weeks health-wise but I’m getting there.”

Djokovic will next face Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia in the second round.

Also securing a victory on the men’s side on Tuesday was defending champion and fourth-seeded Stan Wawrinka, who was an easy 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 winner against Marsel Ilhan of Turkey.

The Swiss will next play Romanian Marius Copil.

On the women’s side, five-time champion Williams wasted little time in dispatching Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck 6-0, 6-4.

Two-time winner Victoria Azarenka, who is unseeded after an injury dented her 2014 season, showed that she is ready to battle for another Australian Open crown with a 6-3 6-2 win over American Sloane Stephens.

Azarenka will now face former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in the second round.

No. 8 seed Wozniacki secured a 7-6(1) 6-2 positive result over American teenager Taylor Townsend and Dane is bracing for a very tough battle with Azarenka.

“It’s going to be tough, she’s won here before (and) not the easiest on paper,” Wozniacki said about the upcoming date.

“But at the same time… whether you have to beat her in the second round or fourth round, whatever, doesn’t matter if you want to win the tournament.”

In other women’s results fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova beat Richel Hogenkamp, 6-1, 6-4, while sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska had a comfortable 6-3, 6-0 win over Kurumi Nara.

Selected Australian Open Result- Men

Novak Djokovic (1) beat. Aljaz Bedene, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
Stan Wawrinka (4) beat. Marsel Ilhan, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2
Kei Nishikori (5) beat. Nicolas Almagro, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2
Milos Raonic (8) beat. Illya Marchenko, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
David Ferrer (9) beat. Thomaz Bellucci, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 6-0, 6-3
Feliciano Lopez (12) beat. Denis Kudla, 3-6, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 10-8
Roberto Bautista Agut (13) beat. Dominic Thiem, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
Alejandro Gonzalez beat. Fabio Fognini (16), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
Gael Monfils (17) beat. Lucas Pouille, 6-7 (3-7), 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4
Gilles Simon (18) beat. Robin Haase, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4
John Isner (19) beat. Jimmy Wang, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-4
Paolo Lorenzi beat. Alexandr Dolgopolov (21), 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
Benjamin Becker beat. Julien Benneteau (25), 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
Matthias Bachinger beat. Pablo Cuevas (27), 7-6 (7-1), 6-3, 6-1
Santiago Giraldo (30) beat. Jan Hernych, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
Fernando Verdasco (31) beat. James Ward, 2-6, 6-0, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

Selected Australian Open Result- Women

Serena Williams (1) beat. Alison Van Uytvanck, 6-0, 6-4
Petra Kvitova (4) beat. Richel Hogenkamp, 6-1, 6-4
Agnieszka Radwanska (6) beat. Kurumi Nara, 6-3, 6-0
Caroline Wozniacki (8) beat. Taylor Townsend, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2
Dominika Cibulkova (11) beat. Kirsten Flipkens, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
Camila Giorgi beat. Flavia Pennetta (12), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Madison Brengle beat. Andrea Petkovic (13), 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
Timea Bacsinszky beat. Jelena Jankovic (15), 6-1, 6-4
Venus Williams (18) beat. Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor, 6-2, 6-2
Alize Cornet (19) beat. Zhang Shuai, 6-3, 6-2
Samantha Stosur (20) beat. Monica Niculescu, 6-4, 6-1
Garbine Muguruza (24) beat. Marina Erakovic, 7-5, 6-0
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (25) beat. Timea Babos, 6-4, 6-4
Elina Svitolina (26) beat. Jana Cepelova, 6-3, 7-5
Casey Dellacqua (29) beat. Yvonne Meusburger, 6-4, 6-0
Varvara Lepchenko (30) beat. Vitalia Diatchenko, 6-3, 6-3
Victoria Azarenka def. Sloane Stephens, 6-3, 6-2

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