The big names that are through on day 1 of the Australian Open are Novak Djokovic, Venus Williams, Janko Tipsarevic and Maria Sharapova. Djokovic was in good form defeating Frenchman Paul – Henri Mathieu 6-2 6-4 7-5. Maria Sharapova had a convincing win over Olga Puchkova 6-0 6-0. Tipsarevic beat local favourite Lleyton Hewitt in 3 straight sets 7-6 7-5 6-3. Venus Williams now 32 reached the 2nd round by thrashing Galina Voskoboeva 6-1 6-0, there could be a potential 3rd round clash against Sharapova. The 11th seed Juan Monaco became the only seed in the men’s draw to lose on day 1, going down to Andrey Kuznetsov 7-6 6-1 6-1.