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Last Updated: Monday, 16 January 2006, 02:16 GMT
Aussie Open day one photos

Fans arrive at the Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open

Fans arrive at the Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park as the Australian Open gets under way

Tim Henman returns to Dmitry Tursunov

Tim Henman narrowly manages to take the opening set against Russian opponent Dmitry Tursunov

Dmitry Tursunov in action against Tim Henman

Tursunov holds his nerve and bounces back in emphatic style to take the second and third sets

Tim Henman on his way to defeat in the first round

Henman looks set to level in the fourth after leading 5-1, but loses the next six games to slump to a 7-5 3-6 4-6 5-7 defeat

Germany's Julia Schruff

Germany's Julia Schruff causes the first upset of the tournament with victory over ninth seed Elena Dementieva

Venus Williams

Venus Williams wins the first set against 18-year-old Tszvetana Pironkova but produces plenty of unforced errors

Tszvetana Pironkova

Playing in her first Grand Slam event, Pironkova pounces on Williams' loose play and takes the match 2-6 6-0 9-7

David Nalbandian

David Nalbandian makes a strong start against Danai Udomchoke but eventually needs five sets to see off the Thai

Maria Sharapova

Fourth seed Maria Sharapova is hugely impressive in her opening 6-2 6-1 win over Sandra Kloesel

Lindsay Davenport returns to Casey Dellacqua in the first round of the Australian Open

Top seed Lindsay Davenport sees off Australian wildcard Casey Dellacqua 6-2 6-1 without ever finding top gear

Jelena Dokic

Jelena Dokic suffers a disappointing return to Australia, seeing two match points slip away before losing to Virginie Razzano


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