Day 2 at the Australian open has passed with some big upsets. Rafael Nadal, Venus Williams and Simona Halep all went out, on this page you’ll find a summary of the Australian open day 2 and also links to the most important articles on the website of the Australian open.
Ivanovic makes winning return
Ana Ivanovic is back to winning ways at the Australian open, exorcising the memory of her first-round exit in 2015 with a 6-2 6-3 win over grand slam debutant Tammi Patterson. There were nervous moments for the no.20 seed, not least the service yips that have followed her to Melbourne once more. When it mattered, however, Ivanovic was simply in a different class to Patterson, who performed admirably on her Australian open debut.
(read more on the website of the Australian open: Ivanovic returns to winners’ list)
Muguruza cruises through
Garbine Muguruza has made an emphatic statement to all those who may dare to cross her path at the Australian open, as she demolished Estonian opponent Kontaveit 6-0 6-4 in exactly an hour. Playing almost unmatchable tennis from the first serve, the world no.3 wasted no time in advancing to the second round at Melbourne park
(read more on the website of the Australian open: Muguruza steamrolling her way)
Zhang stuns Halep for landmark win
Simona Halep is the latest big-name player to go down. Just as the grounds at Melbourne park had begun to decompress following losses by Venus Williams and Rafael Nadal, Halep fell to qualifier Zhang Shuai 6-4, 6-3 in the opening round of the Australian open day 2.
(read more on the website of the Australian open: Zhang Shuai’s first major win in 15 attempts)
Hewitt masters the moment
A year-long build-up to his final home major put Lleyton Hewitt under pressure, but he delivered on tuesday. Everything in the past 12 months –since he announced his intentions at Australian open 2015 to conclude his career at this year’s event– had led up to this moment for Lleyton Hewitt.
(read more on the website of the Australian open: Hewitt still going strong)
Wawrinka into round two
Fourth seed advances after Dmitry Tursunov retires with injury when two sets down. Stan Wawrinka has advanced to the second round of Australian open 2016 after opponent Dmitry Tursunov was forced to withdraw after two sets of their match at Margaret Court arena on tuesday night.
(read more on the website of the Australian open: Tursunov retires against Wawrinka)
Murray shows who’s boss
There used to an unwritten rule – call it the law of the jungle, if you like – that when the young lads came bounding onto the tour to make a bit of a name for themselves, the older more established blokes would take great delight in giving them a bloody nose. It was just to show them who was boss. So when Andy Murray, the world no.2 and four-time finalist at Melbourne park, took on 18-year-old Alexander Zverev, all 198cm of him, on tuesday, there was always a chance that Murray would start throwing his weight around.
(read more on the website of the Australian open: Murray marches on)
Preview of day 3… two words Eugenie Bouchard!!!!!
Author: Vincent Bons (© website Australian open) // Photography: Getty Images Sport
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