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Serena, Federer run hot at Aussie Open

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Serena Williams survived a busted lip and Roger Federer and Andy Murray raced into round three on a day of ice-packs and sunscreen as temperatures soared at the Australian Open on Thursday. 

Switzerland's Roger Federer plays a return in his men's singles match against Russia's Nikolay Davydenko at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 17, 2013. Federer defeated Davydenko 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to set up a showdown with Australia's Bernard Tomic

Defending champion Victoria Azarenka toyed with the fourth "double bagel" of the women's draw as she went through 6-1, 6-0 at a scorching Melbourne Park, where the mercury nudged 41 degrees Celsius (106 Fahrenheit).

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