News – AU – Australian Open 2021 – Day 1: Serena, Osaka, Thiem, Djokovic register on the opening day

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Australian Open started punctually under leaden skies at Melbourne Park on Monday after a delay of three weeks so that all players arriving from abroad can be quarantined for two weeks
A locally acquired case of COVID-19 was reported on Monday in the state of Victoria, a worker at a quarantine hotel unrelated to tennis

Novak Djokovic did what he does best on Monday when he put French Jeremy Chardy under steam in the opening round of the Australian Open in the Rod Laver Arena 6: 3, 6: 1, 6: 2

After completing two weeks of quarantine in Adelaide and briefly spat with his hosts about the terms of isolation, the world’s number one let his tennis speak when he hit a 297 Grand Slam victory came

“There’s an ongoing love affair with me and this dish,” he told the fans

“I was fortunate to have so much success on this course and I hope it will continue for many years to come”It fills my heart to see so many people in the stadium. These are the most people I’ve seen on a tennis court in 12 months. Thank you”

Serena Williams prevailed 6-1 and 6-1 against German Laura Siegemund and reached the second round.The American scored 16 winners when she completed the one-sided competition in just under an hour and was eager to post her interview Finish the game asap to watch the end of the Super Bowl

The perfect start to their #MusicOpen campaign with a win over Siegemund 6-1 6-1 🇺🇸 @ serenawilliams | # AO2021 ImageTwittercom / 80MOANh6o5

Venus Williams defeated the Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 7: 5: 6: 2 and reached the second round in front of around 200 fans in the Margaret Court Arena

Flipkens made 30 casual mistakes, compared to just 13 by Williams, who also won more than 80% of their first serve points

Third seed Naomi Osaka was the first player until the second round after a 6-1: 6-2 win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

“I’m just really happy to see people in the stands. It was a little lonely in New York, so thank you,” Osaka told a small crowd in the Rod Laver Arena

The number two in the world, Simona Halep, secured a comfortable 6-2 win 6-1 against the Australian wild card Lizette Cabrera

in the first round in the Rod Laver Arena

Romanian Halep, a 2018 finalist, scored 14 winners compared to seven from Cabrera, who ranks 140th

The French Open champion Iga Swiatek, the 15th Saat, opened her account at the Australian Open with a 6-1: 6-3 win over Arantxa Rus from the Netherlands

The unoccupied American Bernarda Pera stunned the former German champion Angelique Kerber 6: 0: 6: 4 and reached the second round

Pera scored 26 winners compared to just seven from Kerber when she scored the biggest win of her career in just 70 minutes

🚨 Annoyed Alert! 🚨 @ bernarda_pera stuns the 2016 master, Kerber, and crashes the 23rd Seed with 6: 0: 6: 4 to advance into the second round # AusOpen | # AO2021 ImageTwittercom / NO6n5X366l

The Frenchman Gael Monfils was beaten by the little-known Finn Emil Ruusuvuori in one of the biggest surprises of the day with 3: 6: 6: 4: 7: 3: 3: 6: 3

Monfils, the 10th Samen, scored 46 winners, but also made 64 easy mistakes when he was eliminated in the first round for the second time in his career, the first coming in 2006

Dominic Thiem, number three in the world, moves up with a 7: 6 (2) 6: 2: 6: 3 win against Mikhail Kukushkin from Kazakhstan. The Austrian third seed hit 29 winners compared to 17 from Kukushkin, the the 90 Place occupied

At their first meeting, the world number 3 has overcome Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sentences and switches to R2 # AusOpen | # AO2021 ImageTwittercom / YD1hkclQmL

Sixth seed Alexander Zverev recovered from a slow start and beat American Marcos Giron at Margaret Court Arena with 6-7 (8) 7-6 (5) 6-3 6-2

The German made 19 casual mistakes in the opening set and lost in a tie, but later took control and hit 50 winners and 16 aces to reach the second round

The Australian Nick Kyrgios defeated the Portuguese qualifier Frederico Ferreira Silva in the opening round in the John Cain Arena 6: 4: 6: 4: 6: 4

World number 47 Kyrgios sent 14 aces and hit 40 winners to end the match in just under two hours

The eighth seed Bianca Andreescu overcame a wobble in the middle of the game and beat the Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu 6: 2, 4: 6, 6: 3 in her first game in 15 months

The Canadian, who played with a knee injury for the first time since retiring from the 2019 WTA final in Shenzhen, hit 27 winners compared to her opponent’s 11 and finished the game in just over two hours

A profit return is complete 🙌 @ Bandreescu_ makes it into the second round ❤️ # AusOpen | # AO2021 ImageTwittercom / Zh1Ky2hUdq

The Bulgarian 18th Seed Grigor Dimitrov defeated the Croatian Marin Cilic in the opening round 6: 4: 6: 2: 7: 6 (5)

Dimitrov, number 21 in the world, sent 19 aces and scored 34 winners, while Cilic only managed four aces and 26 winners

The Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta reached the second round with a 7: 5: 7: 6 (4): 6: 2 win against the number 42 in the world, Kei Nishikori

Carreno Busta, who on 15 Place seeded, scored 39 winners and sent 12 aces, while Nishikori posted 36 winners and only three aces

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News – AU – Australian Open 2021 – Day 1: Serena, Osaka, Thiem, Djokovic Register wins on opening day

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