Australian Open Day 1, Ivanovic,Jankovic,Zvonareva,Cornet,Bartoli survive first round

Seventh seed Vera Zvonareva ousted Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 7-6 (7/2), 6-0.

No.15 seed Alize Cornet has progressed to the second round of Australian Open 2009 following a straight sets win over Ukraine’s Mariya Koryttseva 6-3 6-4 in 90 minutes.

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Ana Ivanovic struggled before downing Germany’s Julia Goerges 7-5, 6-3.

“It took me some time to adjust (to the conditions) in the beginning, but I’m very happy that I took opportunities I had,” said the 21-year-old, who went off the boil in the second half of last season after winning at Roland Garros.

“I feel it’s a new year and I feel I’m in great physical shape,” she added. “You know, it’s a fresh start for me basically.”

The heart-warming run of Kimiko Date Krumm at Australian Open 2009 has ended, with the 38-year-old former world No. 4 losing to Estonian Kaia Kanepi in a thriller, 6-4 4-6 8-6

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Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic brushed aside Yvonne Meusburger 6-1, 6-3 in impressive fashion as she searches for a maiden Grand Slam title to silence the critics who question her ranking.

Women’s No. 16 seed Marion Bartoli is through to the second round of Australian Open 2009 after cruising past Briton Melanie South, 6-2 6-4.

011909 monday /info-photo via Australian Open / Getty Images

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