Pre-tournament favourite Rafael Nadal eased past America's Ryan Harrison 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to record his 16th win on hard courts this year.
Defending champion Serena Williams crushed Italian veteran Francesca Schiavone, 6-0, 6-1. Her sister Venus, champion in 2000 and 2001, fought past Belgian 12th seed Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-2.
Li Na reached the second round with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Olga Govortsova of Belarus.
Agnieszka Radwanska eased past Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-1, 6-2.
Laura Robson won nine games in succession to beat Spanish veteran Lourdes Dominguez Lino, 7-5, 6-0.
Daniel Evans, making his debut after coming through qualifying, swept past Japanese 11th seed Kei Nishikori, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.
Cook has refused to step down as England captain despite a poor show.
Dhoni beat the likes of Messi and Ronaldo for the 5th spot.
Rodriguez was the breakout star for Colombia at the FIFA World Cup.
The Barcelona superstar had issues over his bonuses with the La Liga club.
Officials asked two Sikh basketball players to remove their turbans during Asia Cup.
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