GOLD COAST, Australia, Jan. 1 (UPI) --
Top-seeded Czech Nicole Vaidisova
was a first-round winner Tuesday at the Australian Women's Hardcourts.
Vaidisova dropped the first set against Australian wild card Casey Dellacqua before charging back for a 5-7, 7-5, 6-0 victory. Vaidisova's second-round opponent Wednesday will be German Tatjana Malek, who beat Japan's Aiko Nakamura 7-5, 6-3 Tuesday.
Chinese Na Li upset seventh-seeded Austrian Sybille Bammer 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
Belarusian Victoria Azarenka earned a slot in the quarterfinals by beating Ukrainian Yuliana Fedak 6-4, 6-2.
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