Big names progress at Australian Open

first_imgTop seed Serena Williams set up her 300th Grand Slam match, by beating the Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck in straight sets in the first round of the Australian Open.It was a good evening down under for the Williams sisters, with Venus beating the Spaniard Maria Torro-Flor for the loss of just 4 games.Also safely through to round two, reigning Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki and Sam Stosur. Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic won through to the second round without incident, beating Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene in straight sets.Defending champion Stan Wawrinka is also safely through to round 2, also winning in straights against Turkey’s Marsel Ilhan.last_img

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