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Aussie Open day two photos

Melbourne Park bathed in sunshine

Day two of the Australian Open is greeted by clear blue skies, unbroken sunshine and scorching temperatures at Melbourne Park

Andy Murray

British number one Andy Murray is first up on Rod Laver Arena, getting his campaign under way against Andrei Pavel

Andy Murray

An in-form Murray takes the first set comfortably and is a break up in the second when Pavel retires with a back injury at 6-2 3-1

Evgeny Korolev

Evgeny Korolev, who beat Carlos Moya in straight sets on Monday, uses his rest day to sample the Melbourne surf

Elena Dementieva

Despite the stifling heat, fourth seed Elena Dementieva comes through 7-6 (7-4) 2-6 6-1 against Kristina Barrois

Serena Williams

Serena Williams makes short work of China's Yuan Meng, winning 6-3 6-1 on Rod Laver Arena

Agnieszka Radwanska

Agnieszka Radwanska is the most high-profile first-round casualty, the ninth seed losing 6-7 (7-9) 6-4 1-6 to Kateryna Bondarenko

Richard Gasquet

Spurred on by a small but vocal French contingent, 24th seed Richard Gasquet battles past Diego Junqueira in four sets

Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki uses her rest day to take in the sights and sounds of Melbourne by Harley Davidson

Fans at Australian Open

The high temperatures fail to keep the locals away from a very sunny Melbourne Park

Lleyton Hewitt

And a pumped up Lleyton Hewitt delights his home crowd by taking the first set against Fernando Gonzalez but the Chilean levels at 1-1

Amelie Mauresmo

Amelie Mauresmo, the 2006 champion, remains on course for a fourth round match against Serena Williams after beating Olga Govortsova

Fernando Gonzalez

Gonzalez and Hewitt exchange sets but, after requiring treatment for cramp, the Chilean prevails 5-7 6-2 6-2 3-6 6-3

Elena Baltacha

Elena Baltacha keeps British hopes alive in the women's singles with victory over Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld

Venus Williams

Two-time champion Venus Williams joins her sister Serena in round two with a 6-3 6-3 victory over Germany's Angelique Kerber

Gael Monfils

Gael Monfils shows signs of an injury and is relieved to get past Martin Vassallo Arguello in straight sets

Samantha Stosur

Samantha Stosur gives the home crowd something to cheer about with 7-6 7-6 win over Czech player Klara Zakopalova

Rafael Nadal

The box office attraction of the day, top seed Rafael Nadal, delivers with a 6-0 6-2 6-2 win over Christophe Rochus



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see also
Aussie Open day one photos
19 Jan 09 |  Tennis
Order of play
19 Jan 09 |  Tennis
Men's singles draw
26 Aug 11 |  Tennis
Women's singles draw
28 Jan 10 |  Tennis
Tennis on the BBC
07 Jan 09 |  Tennis


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