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Maria Sharapova and Li Na crushed hapless opponents to storm into the Australian Open second round, making their intentions clear as they bid for further Grand Slam glory. 

Russia's Maria Sharapova serves to compatriot Olga Puchkova during their match on the first day of the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 14, 2013. Sharapova crushed Puchkova 6-0, 6-0 in just 55 minutes.

Fellow major winner Venus Williams also romped on a warm Melbourne Park day, but fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska was put through her paces by local qualifier Bojana Bobusic before finding her groove.

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