The biggest shock of this Australian Open so far: Jérémy Chardy ousts Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3 6-3 6-7(3) 3-6 6-3. Really disappointing performance by the 2009 US Open champion.

Federer defeats Tomic, Murray wins over Berankis.
Victoria Azarenka struggles but wins over Jamie Hampton in 3 sets. In the battle of future WTA stars Sloane Stephens defeats Laura Robson 7-5 6-3.

Another day, another upset in the women’s draw: Laura Robson defeats Petra Kvitova 2-6 6-3 11-9.
All the other favorites cruise to the third round.

Biggest upset of the tournament so far: Roland Garros finalist Sara Errani loses to Carla Suarez Navarro. Surprising? No. Does anyone really care? No.
But the biggest suprise of the day is 42 yr old Kimiko Date’s win over 12th seed Nadia Petrova 6-2 6-0!

Serena, Azarenka, Wozniacki, Murray and Federer advance to the second round.

Preview, recap and analysis:

Aussie youngsters
Three women who had a great Australian Open… and two who didn’t

A trip down memory lane:

Australian Open trivia
The tragedy of Daphne Akhurst
The Norman Brookes Challenge Cup
1960 Australian Open: Neale Feaser, a costly volley
1960-63 Australian Open: Jan Lehane four time runner-up
1987-1988 Swedes spoil the party
January 11, 1988: first day of play at Flinders Park
2001 Australian Open: Pat’s last chance
2001 Australian Open final: Andre Agassi defeats Arnaud Clément
2003 Australian Open: last Grand Slam title for Agassi
2005 Australian Open: Heartbreak for Lleyton Hewitt

Marketing:

Australian Open 2013: live like a player

Fashion and gear:

Roger Federer Nike outfit preview
Rafael Nadal Nike outfit preview
Roger Federer Nike outfit
Juan Martin Del Potro Nike outfit
Serena Williams Nike outfit
Maria Sharapova Nike outfit
Victoria Azarenka Nike outfit
Li Na Nike outfit
Ana Ivanovic adidas dress
Venus Williams dress by EleVen
Kei Nishikori and Shingo Kunieda Uniqlo outfit
Lleyton Hewitt C’mon outfit

Polls:

Who will win the Australian Open 2013?

  • Novak Djokovic (44%, 56 Votes)
  • Roger Federer (41%, 53 Votes)
  • Andy Murray (7%, 9 Votes)
  • Juan Martin Del Potro (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Other (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Tomas Berdych (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (1%, 1 Votes)
  • David Ferrer (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Richard Gasquet (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Milos Raonic (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 128

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Who will win the Australian Open 2013?

  • Serena Williams (37%, 45 Votes)
  • Maria Sharapova (26%, 31 Votes)
  • Victoria Azarenka (17%, 20 Votes)
  • Agnieszka Radwanska (7%, 8 Votes)
  • Li Na (5%, 6 Votes)
  • Other (5%, 6 Votes)
  • Angelique Kerber (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Petra Kvitova (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Sam Stosur (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Sara Errani (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 121

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The current world No. 1 will step onto the court in Melbourne in the Flouncy Knit Dress. The body of the dress is made with iconic Dri-FIT fabric, with side and back panels to increase breathability and keep Azarenka dry and comfortable. The dress also features flatlock “princess” seams that reduce irritation and provide a flattering fit. A modified racerback design increases range of motion during play.

Via Nike