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Serena cruises to victory, Azarenka made to dig deep

AFP and reuters, MELBOURNE, Australia

Andy Murray berated himself for playing “nonsense” tennis at times, but eventually broke down his Lithuanian practice partner Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 7-5.

Murray will next face France’s Gilles Simon who beat Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 1-6, 8-6 in a thrilling contest last night.

Ninth seed Richard Gasquet was a set and a break down before he charged back to beat Croatian Ivan Dodig in four sets, while seventh-seeded compatriot Jo-Wilfried Tsonga hammered Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia 6-2, 6-1 6-4.

In the first round of the mixed doubles, Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and India’s Rohan Bopanna beat Ashleigh Barty of Australia and Jack Sock of the US 6-3, 6-3.

Additional reporting by Staff writer

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