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Last Updated: Monday, 15 January 2007, 04:34 GMT
Aussie Open day one photos

Fans pour into Melbourne Park

Fans pour into Melbourne Park as the gates open on day one of the 2007 Australian Open

Amelie Mauresmo

Defending champion Amelie Mauresmo is not at her best but gets off the mark with a straight-sets win over Shenay Perry

Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick does not enjoy his start against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as he loses the opening tie-break 20-18

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Wildcard Tsonga is on course for a huge upset at a set and a break up before things start to go wrong

Andy Roddick

Roddick finally gets to grips with the Frenchman and comes through 6-7 (18-20) 7-6 (7-2) 6-3 6-3

Joachim Johansson

Joachim Johansson cuts a dejected figure as blisters force him to retire after just two games

Roger Federer

Roger Federer is another player who needs attention paid to his feet but he still beats Bjorn Phau 7-5 6-0 6-4

Mardy Fish

Mardy Fish books a place in the second round with a 4-6 7-6 6-4 6-4 win over Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia

Jelena Jankovic

Jelena Jankovic has started the year in great form and has too much for Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak in round one

Marcos Baghdatis

Last year's runner-up Marcos Baghdatis is in a cheerful mood as he takes on Rainer Schuttler on Rod Laver Arena

Marco Baghdatis celebrates his first-round win

Baghdatis enjoys the moment after sealing a 6-4 2-6 6-3 6-2 win over his German opponent in the first round

Serena Williams

Serena Williams looks in impressive form as she eases to a 6-2 6-1 win over 27th seed Mara Santangelo

Marat Safin

Former champion Marat Safin shouts, groans and throws his racquet as he is taken to five sets by Benjamin Becker

Benjamin Becker

But Safin eventually sees off the challenge of the German Becker after a 5-7 7-6 3-6 6-3 6-4 marathon


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