Australian Open PHOTOS: Petkovic beats Kvitova in an epic, Sharapova beats Maria in first round

The most exciting match in Tuesday’s first-round action at the Australian Open was definitely Andrea Petkovic‘s 6-3 4-6 10-8 victory over Petra Kvitova, which ended with a lovely hug between the two fan favorites, and our photographer Jimmie48 was right there to capture all the thrilling moments of this epic match, including the heart-warming emotions at the net. I’m glad that Petkovic’s victory will make us see more of Adidas’ first-ever jumpsuit, as its top promoter Kristina Mladenovic continued her free fall, losing her 15th straight match, this time to Ana Bogdan, who is now 3-1 against Top 20 players.

We also have plenty of photos from Maria Sharapova‘s victory over Tatjana Maria, that had a 6-1 6-4 result on the “Maria Sharapova” scoreboard, as well as pics of Tuesday’s winners Eugenie Bouchard, Caroline Garcia, Madison Keys, Karolina Pliskova, Garbine Muguruza, Agnieszka Radwanska, and more.

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One thought on “Australian Open PHOTOS: Petkovic beats Kvitova in an epic, Sharapova beats Maria in first round

  1. TheRealDeal

    Almost nothing worth watching with Serena Williams missing in action. Nonetheless, being the GOAT, her name keeps coming up in the mix (not surprised by that at all). I’m willing to bet, the TV ratings for this event are down due to her absence. “Get stronger and heal up soon, Serena. You’re sorely missed and greatly needed back on the court, queen/GOAT. Congrats on your baby and recent marriage!”

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