Rising temperatures in Melbourne was pulled up by several notches by sizzling tennis action on Tuesday. A look at the list of winners. (AFP images)
Britain's Andy Murray outclassed Dutchman Robin Haase in straight sets to advance to the second round.
World number three Serena Williams came through a big injury scare when she rolled her right ankle before defeating Romanian Edina Gallovits-Hall 6-0, 6-0.
World number one Victoria Azarenka kicked off her Australian Open title defence with a hard-fought straight sets win against Romania's Monica Niculescu.
Ageless Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm became the oldest woman to win a main draw match at the Australian Open. She beat Nadia Pedrova, who is 12 years younger, 6-2, 6-0 in just over one hour.
Caroline Wozniacki scrambled to a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 triumph over big-serving German Sabine Lisicki. She later thanked boyfriend Rory McIlroy who stayed up late to catch her match live.
This man here cruised. Roger Federer demolished Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 in 1hr 23min on Rod Laver Arena.
Argentina's sixth seed Juan Martin Del Potro defeated French qualifier Adrian Mannarino in straight sets.
Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the second round with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 victory over Italy's Francesca Schiavone.
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