Thursday was another mundane day of exciting matches, thrilling rivalries. fans screaming their passions out and players giving it their all to set Melbourne on fire. Very mundane! A look (AFP images)
India's Sania Mirza paired up with Elena Dementieva to crush Greece's Eleni Daniilidou and Alexandra Panova of Russia 6-2, 6-0. The match lasted all of 50 minutes.
Serena Williams may look a little low here but she had no trouble in defeating Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-0, 6-4.
In the men's section, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France won 7-5. 6-4. 6-4 against Ricardo Mello of Brazil.
French compatriot Gael Monfils faced another Brazilian in Thomaz Bellucci and even he kept the flag flying high. Monfils won 2-6, 6-0, 6-4, 6-2.
Andy Roddick had a good support from the crowd here but the American could not deliver and retired against Lleyton Hewitt of Australia.
Roddick (left) was two sets down despite winning the opener but eventually decided to call it quits because of his injury.
There was no such trouble for Maria Kirilenko of Russia against Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada as she cruised to an easy win, despite losing a set.