Lucie Safarova had a laugh...
...but Simona Halep had the last one when she won their match in three sets..
Roberto Bautista Agut showed that his win over Juan Martin del Potro in Melbourne wasn’t just about Delpo’s bad wrist. Bautista Agut outplayed, and sent out, No. 4 seed Tomas Berdych yesterday.
Twenty-year-old Dominic Thiem doesn’t hold back. He continued to impress, with a straight-set win over 21st seed Gilles Simon.
Caroline Wozniacki said “it wasn’t pretty,” but she was effective in beating Yaroslava Shvedova in three sets.
Feliciano Lopez prepares to strike. He was the beneficiary of Del Potro's withdrawal, as he outlasted his replacement, James Ward.
It’s a game of inches for most; it’s a game of millimeters for Agnieszka Radwanska. She didn’t give any to her opponent, Annika Beck; Aga double-bageled her.
Even Radwanska looks surprised by what she pulled off here.
Julien Benneteau does the Forehand Dance, on his way to upsetting countryman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Jo, like Samson, may need some of his hair back. He never got on track against Benneteau.
Grigor Dimitrov hitting what looks to be a two-headed tennis ball.
Was Maria in the house for Grigor’s match?
No, but there was a Sugarpova lover.
You wouldn’t know that Novak Djokovic won his opener in straight sets from his look here. He wasn’t happy with his play, but he must like what happened in his half of the draw. It's wide open now.
Photographs by Anita Aguilar