Busted Racquet ranks the top 10 player performances through the first two rounds of the Australian Open.
1. Novak Djokovic -- If anyone ever needed a vacation, it was Novak Djokovic. The world No. 1 was broken down last fall, feeling the effects of his historic three-Slam season. He was the odds-on favorite to win in Melbourne, though there were slight concerns that he may show up rusty. Losing a total of eight games in two matches put any of those doubts to bed. Novak is still the one to beat.
2. Maria Sharapova -- Masha's match against Gisela Dulko was supposed to be a round-one battle. It quickly turned into a blowout. If Djokovic was to have been rusty, Sharapova was supposed to be the Tin Man. She hadn't played a single warm-up event and was a popular pick to be an early upset victim. All she did was lose two games to Dulko and one to the overmatched Jamie Hampton in round two.
3. Victoria Azarenka -- Identical breadstick/bagel scorelines propelled the No. 3 seed into the third round.
4. Rafael Nadal -- The only news Rafa is making in Melbourne is his mild swipe at Roger Federer and his curious hotel injury. Otherwise, it's business as usual. The last time Nadal dropped a set in the first two rounds of the Aussie Open was in 2007.Read More »from Australian Open power rankings (opening rounds)