Monday, January 13, 2014
Azarenka begins title defense, Wozniacki through
World number two and two time defending champion Victoria Azarenka of Belarus began her title defense with a 7-6,6-2 victory over Sweden's Johanna Larsson. Azarenka, winner of last two Australian opens, is bidding for the third consecutive title.Azarenka's next hurdle is Barbora Zahlavova-Strýcova who beat Su-wei Hsieh 6-1,4-6,6-1.
Former number one Caroline Wozniacki breezed past her opening round opponent Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-0,6-2.
More First Round Results - Day 2
Carla Suarez Navarro def. Vania King 6-3,6-2
Alize Cornet def. Polona Hercog 1-0 ret.
Simona Halep def. Katarzyna Piter 6-0,6-1
Christina McHale def. Chan Yung-jan 7-5,6-4
Galina Voskoboeva def. Irina-Camelia Begu 7-5,4-6,7-5
Dominika Cibulkova def. Francesca Schiavone 6-3,6-4
Camila Giorgi def. Storm Sanders 4-6,6-1,6-4
Stefanie Vogele def. Kristina Mladenovic 7-5,7-5
Mandy Minella def. Carina Witthoft 6-1,6-4