IT was a manic Monday at the Australian Open as eight women’s seeds crashed out in round one.
Ana Ivanovic was the highest profile casualty, the world No.5 losing in three sets to Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic. On Tuesday morning former champ Serena Williams looks to avoid a giant-killing against Alison van Uytvanck who is a whopping 19-1 with Unibet for the win.
In the men’s singles Andy Murray is due on court around midnight to take on Aussie Mad Dog Marinko Matosevic. Murray was taken to a tie-break in the final set of his 3-0 win over Yuki Bhambri and bet365 go 11-10 that there will be a tie-break in his second-round clash.
There’s plenty other big names in action and an intrirguing match-up sees two Aussie rising stars go head to head, with Samuel Groth 3-4 at BetVictor against Thanasi Kokkinakis, who shocked Ernests Gulbis in round one and is 5-4 with SportingBet to spring another surprise.
Staying Down Under, the cricket ODI between Australia and England got under way in the early hours of Tuesday.
Heading Stateside, there are two NBA fixtures – Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets – plus a packed card in the NHL.
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