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Roddick's first round isn't easy

Updated: January 19, 2004, 5:29 AM ET
By Howie Schwab | Special to ESPN.com

Tennis fans everywhere can rejoice as the first Grand Slam gets under way because both the men's and women's draws have interesting first-round matches.

Injuries have depleted the women's field. While Justine Henin-Hardenne is the clear-cut favorite, she has never made the Australian Open finals. The men's field figures to be competitive, and the top seed has a rough opening-round challenge.

Here is a look at some of the first-round matches to watch:

MEN (1) Andy Roddick, United ...

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