Australian Open 2012

Jan 14, 2012, 12:47 PM IST
Australian Open men's singles champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with his trophy at a park in central Melbourne.
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Australian Open men's singles champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with his trophy at a park in central Melbourne.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain during the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain during the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Rafael Nadal of Spain, pose at the net at the start of their men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Rafael Nadal of Spain, pose at the net at the start of their men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.

Former Australian tennis great's Rod Laver, right, and Ken Rosewall hold the Australian Open men's singles trophy aloft prior to the start of the men's singles final between Spain's Rafael Nadal and Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Former Australian tennis great's Rod Laver, right, and Ken Rosewall hold the Australian Open men's singles trophy aloft prior to the start of the men's singles final between Spain's Rafael Nadal and Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Leander Paes, delivers a speech along with Elena Vesnina of Russia, during the awarding ceremony after they lost to Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US and Horia Tecau of Romania in the mixed doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Leander Paes, delivers a speech along with Elena Vesnina of Russia, during the awarding ceremony after they lost to Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US and Horia Tecau of Romania in the mixed doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US, left, and Horia Tecau of Romania hold the trophy aloft during the awarding ceremony after defeating Elena Vesnina of Russia and Leander Paes of India in the mixed doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US, left, and Horia Tecau of Romania hold the trophy aloft during the awarding ceremony after defeating Elena Vesnina of Russia and Leander Paes of India in the mixed doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus poses with her trophy on the banks of the Yarra River following her win over Russia's Maria Sharapova in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.
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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus poses with her trophy on the banks of the Yarra River following her win over Russia's Maria Sharapova in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus sprays champagne on the banks of the Yarra River following her win over Russia's Maria Sharapova in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus sprays champagne on the banks of the Yarra River following her win over Russia's Maria Sharapova in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Winner Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, left, and runner-up Maria Sharapova of Russia pose with their trophy respectively during the awarding ceremony after their women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.
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Winner Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, left, and runner-up Maria Sharapova of Russia pose with their trophy respectively during the awarding ceremony after their women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.

Taylor Townsend of the US holds the trophy during the awarding ceremony, after defeating Yulia Putintseva of Russia in the girl's single final at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.
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Taylor Townsend of the US holds the trophy during the awarding ceremony, after defeating Yulia Putintseva of Russia in the girl's single final at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.

Andy Murray looks to make a forehand return to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.
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Andy Murray looks to make a forehand return to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia stretches for a return shot to Andy Murray of Britain during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia stretches for a return shot to Andy Murray of Britain during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova, left, and Vera Zvonareva, right, hold the trophy after winning their women's doubles final against Italy's Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova, left, and Vera Zvonareva, right, hold the trophy after winning their women's doubles final against Italy's Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova, second right, and Vera Zvonareva, far right, shake hands with Italy's Sara Errani, second left, and Roberta Vinci, far left, at the net after the Russian pair won the women's doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova, second right, and Vera Zvonareva, far right, shake hands with Italy's Sara Errani, second left, and Roberta Vinci, far left, at the net after the Russian pair won the women's doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova, right, with doubles partner Vera Zvonareva, plays a shot against Italy's Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in the women's doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova, right, with doubles partner Vera Zvonareva, plays a shot against Italy's Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in the women's doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a backhand return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.
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Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a backhand return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.
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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.

Kim Clijsters of Belgium and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus meet at the net after Azarenka won the their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.
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Kim Clijsters of Belgium and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus meet at the net after Azarenka won the their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic reacts after winning a point against Maria Sharapova of Russia during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic reacts after winning a point against Maria Sharapova of Russia during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.

Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts after winning a point against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.
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Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts after winning a point against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus celebrates after defeating Kim Clijsters of Belgium during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus celebrates after defeating Kim Clijsters of Belgium during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, right, is celebrated by Kim Clijsters of Belgium after Azarenka won their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, right, is celebrated by Kim Clijsters of Belgium after Azarenka won their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Kim Clijsters of Belgium stretches for a return shot to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Kim Clijsters of Belgium stretches for a return shot to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus hits a forehand return to Kim Clijsters of Belgium during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus hits a forehand return to Kim Clijsters of Belgium during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a shot against David Ferrer of Spain during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a shot against David Ferrer of Spain during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Sania Mirza, left, and Mahesh Bhupathi, play Liezel Huber of the US and Colin Fleming of Britain during their mixed doubles quarterfinals at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Sania Mirza, left, and Mahesh Bhupathi, play Liezel Huber of the US and Colin Fleming of Britain during their mixed doubles quarterfinals at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating David Ferrer of Spain during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating David Ferrer of Spain during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Andy Murray of Britain, left, and Kei Nishikori of Japan shake hands at the net after Murray won their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Andy Murray of Britain, left, and Kei Nishikori of Japan shake hands at the net after Murray won their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Russia's Maria Sharapova hits a backhand to compatriot Ekaterina Makarova during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Russia's Maria Sharapova hits a backhand to compatriot Ekaterina Makarova during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after defeating compatriot Ekaterina Makarova during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after defeating compatriot Ekaterina Makarova during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Maria Sharapova of Russia hits a forehand return to compatriot Ekaterina Makarova during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Maria Sharapova of Russia hits a forehand return to compatriot Ekaterina Makarova during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Ekaterina Makarova of Russia hits a backhand return to compatriot Maria Sharapova during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Ekaterina Makarova of Russia hits a backhand return to compatriot Maria Sharapova during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Sara Errani of Italy hits a forehand return to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Sara Errani of Italy hits a forehand return to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic reacts to a lost point against Italy's Sara Errani during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic reacts to a lost point against Italy's Sara Errani during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after defeating Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after defeating Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Spain's David Ferrer rows on the Yarra River with Australian rower Sarah Tait during a break from the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Spain's David Ferrer rows on the Yarra River with Australian rower Sarah Tait during a break from the Australian Open tennis championship.

Belgium's Kim Clijsters, left, is congratulated by Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki after their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Belgium's Kim Clijsters, left, is congratulated by Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki after their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark plays a shot against Kim Clijsters of Belgium during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark plays a shot against Kim Clijsters of Belgium during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark serves to Kim Clijsters of Belgium during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark serves to Kim Clijsters of Belgium during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, left, exchanges words with Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at the net after Azarenka won their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, left, exchanges words with Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at the net after Azarenka won their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus makes a backhand return to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus makes a backhand return to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia, hugs Lleyton Hewitt of Australia, at the net after Djokovic won their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia, hugs Lleyton Hewitt of Australia, at the net after Djokovic won their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia makes a return to Lleyton Hewitt of Australia during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia makes a return to Lleyton Hewitt of Australia during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.

Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after winning a point against Sabine Lisicki of Germany during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after winning a point against Sabine Lisicki of Germany during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Sabine Lisicki of Germany reacts after winning a point against Maria Sharapova of Russia during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Sabine Lisicki of Germany reacts after winning a point against Maria Sharapova of Russia during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi play Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic and Jurgen Melzer of Austria during their second round mixed doubles match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi play Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic and Jurgen Melzer of Austria during their second round mixed doubles match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki, is congratulated by Serbia's Jelena Jankovic following their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.
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Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki, is congratulated by Serbia's Jelena Jankovic following their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.

Roger Federer of Switzerland, center on the court, plays Australia's Bernard Tomic on Rod Laver Arena during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.
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Roger Federer of Switzerland, center on the court, plays Australia's Bernard Tomic on Rod Laver Arena during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki holds a baby orphaned eastern grey kangaroo, Birra Li, during a day off at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.
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Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki holds a baby orphaned eastern grey kangaroo, Birra Li, during a day off at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.

Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after defeating Australia's Bernard Tomic during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.
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Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after defeating Australia's Bernard Tomic during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.

Belgium's Kim Clijsters reacts during her fourth round match against China's Li Na at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.
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Belgium's Kim Clijsters reacts during her fourth round match against China's Li Na at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic waves to the crowd following his win over France's Nicholas Mahut in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic waves to the crowd following his win over France's Nicholas Mahut in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

China's Zheng Jie celebrates after defeating France's Marion Bartoli in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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China's Zheng Jie celebrates after defeating France's Marion Bartoli in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Russia's Ekaterina Makarova celebrates her win over compatriot Vera Zvonareva in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Russia's Ekaterina Makarova celebrates her win over compatriot Vera Zvonareva in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Serbia's Ana Ivanovic signs autographs as she leaves the court following her win over Vania King of the US in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Serbia's Ana Ivanovic signs autographs as she leaves the court following her win over Vania King of the US in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Serbia's Ana Ivanovic hits a forehand return to Vania King of the US during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Serbia's Ana Ivanovic hits a forehand return to Vania King of the US during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Russia's Maria Sharapova plays a backhand return to Germany's Angelique Kerber during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Russia's Maria Sharapova plays a backhand return to Germany's Angelique Kerber during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Li Na of China returns a ball to Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Li Na of China returns a ball to Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Julia Goerges hits a forehand return during her third round match against Italy's Romina Oprandi at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Julia Goerges hits a forehand return during her third round match against Italy's Romina Oprandi at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Roger Federer makes a backhand return to Croatia's Ivo Karlovic during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Roger Federer makes a backhand return to Croatia's Ivo Karlovic during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic waves after defeating Russia's Nina Bratchikova in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic waves after defeating Russia's Nina Bratchikova in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Sania Mirza, left, and Mahesh Bhupathi play Natalie Grandin of South Africa and Jean-Julien Rojer of Curacao during their mixed doubles first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Sania Mirza, left, and Mahesh Bhupathi play Natalie Grandin of South Africa and Jean-Julien Rojer of Curacao during their mixed doubles first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Rafael Nadal makes a backhand return to Slovakia's Lukas Lacko during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Rafael Nadal makes a backhand return to Slovakia's Lukas Lacko during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Spain's Nicolas Almagro celebrates his win over Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Spain's Nicolas Almagro celebrates his win over Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine celebrates after beating Tobias Kamke of Germany during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine celebrates after beating Tobias Kamke of Germany during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

John Isner of the US celebrates after defeating Argentina's David Nalbandian, in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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John Isner of the US celebrates after defeating Argentina's David Nalbandian, in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland returns a ball to Paula Ormaechea of Argentina during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland returns a ball to Paula Ormaechea of Argentina during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns a ball to Georgia's Anna Tatishvili during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns a ball to Georgia's Anna Tatishvili during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a ball to Tommy Haas of Germany during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a ball to Tommy Haas of Germany during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Kim Clijsters of Belgium returns a ball to Stephanie Foretz Gacon of France during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Kim Clijsters of Belgium returns a ball to Stephanie Foretz Gacon of France during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Serena Williams of the United States returns a ball to Tamira Paszek of Austria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Serena Williams of the United States returns a ball to Tamira Paszek of Austria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Lleyton Hewitt of Australia celebrates after winning over Cedrik-Marcel Stebe of Germany during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Lleyton Hewitt of Australia celebrates after winning over Cedrik-Marcel Stebe of Germany during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates after winning over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates after winning over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Serbia's Ana Ivanovic hits a forehand return during her first round match against Spain's Lourdes Dominguez Lino at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Serbia's Ana Ivanovic hits a forehand return during her first round match against Spain's Lourdes Dominguez Lino at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Andy Roddick of the United States celebrates after winning over Robin Haase of the Netherlands during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Andy Roddick of the United States celebrates after winning over Robin Haase of the Netherlands during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Sorana Cirstea hits a forehand return to Australia's Samantha Stosur in their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.
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Sorana Cirstea hits a forehand return to Australia's Samantha Stosur in their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.

Maria Sharapova waves to the crowd following her first round win over Argentina's Gisela Dulko at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.
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Maria Sharapova waves to the crowd following her first round win over Argentina's Gisela Dulko at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.

Russia's Maria Kirilenko celebrates her win over Australia's Jarmila Gajdosova during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Russia's Maria Kirilenko celebrates her win over Australia's Jarmila Gajdosova during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Anastasia Rodionova of Australia returns to Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during their first round match at the Australian Open.
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Anastasia Rodionova of Australia returns to Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during their first round match at the Australian Open.

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark makes a forehand return to Anastasia Rodionova of Australia during their first round match at the Australian Open.
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Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark makes a forehand return to Anastasia Rodionova of Australia during their first round match at the Australian Open.

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark makes a backhand return to Anastasia Rodionova of Australia during their first round match at the Australian Open.
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Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark makes a backhand return to Anastasia Rodionova of Australia during their first round match at the Australian Open.

New Zealand's Marina Erakovic makes a forehand return to France's Irena Pavlovic during their first round match at the Australian Open.
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New Zealand's Marina Erakovic makes a forehand return to France's Irena Pavlovic during their first round match at the Australian Open.

Taiwan's Chang Kai-Chen smiles during her first round match against Croatia's Petra Martic at the Australian Open.
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Taiwan's Chang Kai-Chen smiles during her first round match against Croatia's Petra Martic at the Australian Open.

Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova reacts after winning a point against India's Sania Mirza during their first round match at the Australian Open.
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Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova reacts after winning a point against India's Sania Mirza during their first round match at the Australian Open.

India's Sania Mirza makes a forehand return to Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova during their first round match at the Australian Open
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India's Sania Mirza makes a forehand return to Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova during their first round match at the Australian Open

Roger Federer makes a forehand return to Russia's Alexander Kudryavtsev during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.
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Roger Federer makes a forehand return to Russia's Alexander Kudryavtsev during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.

Spain's Rafael Nadal waves to the crowd following his first round match against Alex Kuznetsov of the US at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Spain's Rafael Nadal waves to the crowd following his first round match against Alex Kuznetsov of the US at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Kim Clijsters of Belgium celebrates after defeating Maria Joao Koehler of Portugal during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.
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Kim Clijsters of Belgium celebrates after defeating Maria Joao Koehler of Portugal during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne.

Mardy Fish of the US makes a forehand return to Luxembourg's Gilles Muller during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Mardy Fish of the US makes a forehand return to Luxembourg's Gilles Muller during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

China's Li Na makes a forehand return during her first round match against Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan play at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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China's Li Na makes a forehand return during her first round match against Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan play at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Spain's Nicolas Almagro celebrates after defeating Lukasz Kubot of Poland during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Spain's Nicolas Almagro celebrates after defeating Lukasz Kubot of Poland during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US celebrates a point win during her first round match against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US celebrates a point win during her first round match against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska at the Australian Open tennis championship.

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus reaches for a forehand return to Britain's Heather Watson during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championshi.
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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus reaches for a forehand return to Britain's Heather Watson during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championshi.

Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan reacts after losing a point as she plays Eleni Daniilidou of Greece during their first round Women's singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.
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Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan reacts after losing a point as she plays Eleni Daniilidou of Greece during their first round Women's singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.

Britain's Andy Murray makes a backhand return during a practice session at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.
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Britain's Andy Murray makes a backhand return during a practice session at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.