Day 1 at the 2012 Australian Open Tennis
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Day 1 at the 2012 Australian Open Tennis

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On a hot and windy day in Melbourne, tennis players and fans come out at Melbourne Park for our Grand Slam event.

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Bernard Tomic during his game against Fernando Verdasco. Photo by Wayne Taylor

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Roger Federer [SUI] during win over Alexander Kudryavtsev [RUS] on Rod Laver Arena.Photo: Vince Caligiuri

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Alexander Kudryavtsev [RUS] gets treatment during loss to Roger Federer on Rod Laver Arena.Photo: Vince Caligiuri

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Australian Ashleigh Barty during her match against Anna Tatiahvili of Georgia.Photo: Vince Caligiuri

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Australian Ashleigh Barty during her match against Anna Tatiahvili of Georgia.Photo: Vince Caligiuri

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Rafael Nadal during his game against Alex Kuznetsov at Hisense Arena.Photo: Wayne Taylor

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Kim Clijsters of Belgium in action during her match against Maria Joao Koehler of Portugal.Photo: Paul Rovere

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Fans of Chinese tennis player Na Li clamour for her autograph after her first round win on Hisense Arena.Photo: Paul Rovere

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Na Li of China in action during her straight sets win over Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan on Hisense Arena.Photo: Paul Rovere

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Cyprus Fans supporting Baghdatis in the Benjamin Becker vs Marcos Baghdatis match.Photo: Teagan Glenane

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Marcos Baghdatis in his game against Benjamin Becker on Show Court 2.Photo: Teagan Glenane

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Benjamin Becker in his game against Marcos Baghdatis, on Show Court 2.Photo: Teagan Glenane

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Fans cheer for Fernando Verdasco, and Bernard Tomic at Rod Laver Arena.Photo: Teagan Glenane

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Australian Casey Dellacqua's game.Photo: Teagan Glenane

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Bernard Tomic as he plays Fernando Verdasco on Rod Laver Arena.Photo: Sebastian Costanzo

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Fans turn out in droves, despite the scorching heat, for the first day of the Australian Open, 2012. Photograph by Teagan Glenane

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Regulars Lorraine McMaster and Melissa Glover have accumulated props over the years andhave a theme for each day. Pictured in the Aussie Flag Colours During the first day of the Australian Open 2012. Photograph by Teagan Glenane

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Jessica Wolsey and Molly Park donned patriotic body for the first day of the Australian Open 2012. Photograph by Teagan Glenane Australia

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Caroline Fritch Gets her face painted with the American Flag during the First Day of the Australian Open 2012. Photograph by Teagan Glenane

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Bernard Tomic during his game against Fernando Verdasco. Photo by Wayne Taylor

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Bernard Tomic during his game against Fernando Verdasco at Rod Laver Arena.Photo: Wayne Taylor

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Bernard Tomic during his game against Fernando Verdasco. Photo by Wayne Taylor

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Fernando Verdasco during his game against Bernard Tomic. Photo by Wayne Taylor

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Juan Martin Del Potro during his match against Adrian Mannarino on Hisense Arena, 16th January 2012. Photo by Wayne Taylor

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Serbian Bojana Jovanovski in action against female Australian tennis player Casey Dellacqua on Margaret Court Arena. Photo by Paul Rovere

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American Bethanie Mattek-Sands displays her floral tattoo on her arm and eye black under her eyes in her match against Agnieszka Rawanska of Poland. Photo by Paul Rovere

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Female Australian tennis player Casey Dellacqua in action against Serbian Bojana Jovanovski on Margaret Court Arena. Photo by Paul Rovere

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Hordes of fans line up to get into the gates for the Australian open 2012. Photo by Teagan Glenane

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Fans. Photo by Sebastian Costanzo

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Fans. Photo by Sebastian Costanzo

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Tennis fans in the crowd try to escape the heat. Photo by Paul Rovere

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Tennis fans in the crowd try to escape the heat. Photo by Paul Rovere

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Aussie tennis fans in the crowd. Photo by Paul Rovere

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Tennis fans in the crowd try to escape the heat. Photo by Paul Rovere

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An American fan cheers on Bethanie Mattek-Sands on show court 2. Photo by Paul Rovere

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A Spanish tennis fan in the crowd. Photo by Paul Rovere

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Fans. Photo by Sebastian Costanzo

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Fans turn up for the 1st day of the open at Melbourne Park.Photo: Sebastian Costanzo