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Tennis – Federer And Azarenka Win In Opening Round Of The Australian Open

Posted on January 14, 2014 in Professional Sports News.

The great Roger Federer was an easy winner in first-round action at the Australian Open.

Federer, who was relegated to the No. 6 seed in the year’s first major, dominated Australian James Duckworth, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2, in a mere one hour, 46 minutes at Rod Laver Arena.

The Swiss legend, who owns a record 17 major titles, is looking to win for a fifth time in Melbourne and first since

2010.

 

Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka was a first-round victor yesterday as well in the Australian Open.

The former World No. 1 Azarenka was seeded second.

She defeated Johanna Larsson of Sweden 7-6 (7-2), 6-2.

Azarenka hasn’t lost at this event since 2011, defeating Li Na in last year’s final and Maria Sharapova in the 2012 championship match.

 

By:  Mike Plourde     –     for Great Lakes Radio Sports

 

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