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“I’ve always thought that I belonged at this level, it’s always been a dream of mine.”

Two-time tournament champions Lleyton Hewitt (2002, 2003) of Australia and Daniela Hantuchova (2002, 2007) played later in the day while the 32 seeded players in both fields continued to sit out the action.

The women’s seeds will play when their second round begins.