Some of the best action from the opening day of the 2012 Australian Open.
Topics: australian open (tennis)
BERNARD Tomic has already triumphed at this year's Australian Open after winning over the hearts and minds of Australia's fickle sporting public.
DEFENDING US Open champion Sam Stosur has been bundled out of the Australian Open in a straight-sets demolition by Romanian Sorana Cirstea.
THEY did not quite kiss and make up, but Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal did their best to dismiss any suggestion their friendly relationship was on the rocks.
AUSTRALIAN Open title contenders had little trouble in advancing to the second-round of the tournament on the opening day of the first grand slam of the year.
FIVE British players did battle on the first day of the Australian Open here yesterday and five left the fray without winning a set.