Roger Federer and Serena Williams light up Australian Open with impressive wins

Australian Open day 1 Roger Federer,Djokovic & Serena Williams lights under the rain

Williams, seven-time victor of the Australian Open, entered the third round for the 18th time in his career with a 6-2 and 6-3 win over Zidansek of Slovenia.

"I knew I had to play better - I couldn't keep making unforced errors like that and I knew that I had to step up or it was going to be a really long evening for me".

"I'm just playing for a lot more than myself. She was a very good fighter and not only let me win".

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"We are an entertainment business and we've got to get people from all walks of life through the gates and appreciating tennis and all the other things", said Millman.

"I hadn't done that since September so it was just kind of working through that and getting through that".

She next faces China's world No.29 Wang Qiang.

Roger Federer's bid to win a record-equalling seventh Australian Open crown continues against Filip Krajinovic in the second round on Wednesday.

Krajinovic had a fresh racket after smashing his first in frustration at wasting his chance, but the ball barely touched the new hardware as Federer served out the set.

The 20-time major champion has won the title in Australia six times and showed why against the 41st-ranked Krajinovic, winning in 1 hour, 32 minutes. "I am happy, I am still going and I am looking forward to the next one", Federer was quoted as saying on the official website of ATP Tour.

"I'm feeling really relaxed on court", the 38-year-old Federer said.

However, Krajinovic's game also lacks the heft required to go toe-to-toe with the 20 time slam champion's vicious aggression.

Krajinovic's first-round match was delayed because of heavy rain on Day 1 of the tournament, and he had to get through a tough five-setter against Quentin Halys.

The Italian was taken the distance in his first-round meeting with Reilly Opelka after losing the first two sets, and this time it was the 12th seed who nearly choked on a healthy lead.

Roger Federer is now at odds of 6/1 on average, down from 9/1 earlier in the week to be crowned 2020 Australian Open champion. He's [Millman] a great guy, I practice a lot with him.

"They're the guys I respect the most out there, because they get the most out of their game".

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