Monday, January 14, 2013
Azarenka starts her title defense, Kvitova beats Schaivone.
The defending champion Victoria Azarenka of Belarus defeated Monica Niculescu 6-1,6-4 in the first round of 2013 Australian Open. Azarenka will meet either Karolina Pliskova or Elani Daniilidou in the second round. Meanwhile former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova defeated former Roland Garros champion Francesca Schiavone in another entertaining first round match on MCA. Kvitova triumphed in three sets 6-4,2-6,6-2.
More First Round Results - Day 2
Varvara Lepchenko def. Polona Hercog 6-1,6-4
Shahar Peer def. Alexandra Panova 6-4,1-6,6-3
Roberta Vinci def. Silvia Soler Espinosa 6-3,7-5
Yulia Putintseva def. Christina McHale 6-1,6-7,6-2
Lucie Safarova def. Mirjana Lucic 7-6,6-4
Bojana Jovanovski def Maria Teresa Torro Flor 2-6,6-4,6-3