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