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MELBOURNE Authentic Cam Talbot Jersey , Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- A record crowd of over 80,000 crammed into Melbourne Park on Tuesday, to witness the second day of action at the Australian Open and the world's top tennis stars did not to disappoint.

After sitting out the last six months recovering from an elbow injury, all eyes were focused on Novak Djokovic, when he took on seasoned American contenter Donald Young.

Many expected the left-hander to be a very tough first round match for the returning Serbian, however the six-time Australian Open winner finished Young in straight sets, with the final result going Djokovic's way 6-1, 6-2 Authentic Milan Lucic Jersey , 6-4.

In the rest of the men's bracket, top seeds Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka, Alexander Zverev, Juan del Potro, Tomas Berdych and David Goffin all booked their place in the second round with relative ease.

While last year's winner and second seed of the tournament, Roger Federer, also blasted his way to a straight sets victory over Slovenian Aljaz Bedene Authentic Darnell Nurse Jersey , before getting an on-court visit from a Hollywood superstar.

Comedic actor, Will Ferrell, conducted a post match interview with the Swissman to the delight of those in attendance.

He asked if the 37-year old's longevity and outstanding performance was a result of him being a "witch" or a "vampire?"

He also asked the 19 times Grand Slam winner if the secret to his success downunder was from eating "wombat meat" from a native Australian animal.

In the women's matches, top seeds Simona Halep, Karolína Pliskova, Johanna Konta, Caroline Garcia, Garbine Muguruza and Kristina Mladenovic advanced to the second round Authentic Patrick Maroon Jersey , along with local favourite Ashleigh Barty, who battled back from a set down against Belarusian power hitter, Aryna Sabalenka.

The other focal point for fans was the return of Maria Sharapova against German opponent, Tatjana Maria, after the Russian missed last year's Australian Open due to suspension for a doping violation in 2016.

But the 30-year-old, former world number one showed no signs of faltering and cruised to a 6-1, 6-4 victory.

There was also two Chinese competitors on display, however both found it tough.

Wang Quiang fought back after being a set down to last year's U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys Authentic Ryan Strome Jersey , but got edged out by the American 6-1, 7-5.

While Zhu Li lost an epic 3-set battle against Hsieh Su-wei, 6-0, 0-6, 6-8.

Australian Open quarterfinalist Tennys Sandgren said on Tuesday that he deleted several years of tweets to “move forward” and create a “version of a cleaner start” after he was questioned about his connections with right-wing activists on social media.

Sandgren’s social media activity has been closely examined during his surprising run to the final eight at Melbourne Park, with media asking him following his fourth-round win over Dominic Thiem on Monday about his links to controversial political figures and conspiracy theories.

During his post-match news conference on Monday, Sandgren denied supporting the far right movement, but said he found “some of the content interesting.”

In his interview with ESPN on Tuesday Authentic Adam Larsson Jersey , he sought to clarify that remark, saying it’s “definitely not ‘alt-right’ content is interesting, just some individuals’ specific content.”

“(It’s) not really specific ‘alt-right’ content that I deem of value, I think that’s very incorrect and I don’t find information like that to be of value or to hold onto any of those things,” he said. “So it’s not who I am as a person in any way.”

He said he deleted all of his tweets not because it’s “something that I’m really necessarily embarrassed about,” but because he thought that “creating a version of a cleaner start is not a bad call.”

“People can screenshot, save and distribute everything they would like to,” he said. “I know that Authentic Kris Russell Jersey , and that’ fine. It is what it is. It’s just something that I thought wouldn’t be a bad way to kind of move forward.”

Sandgren, who describes himself as a devout Christian, said he’s also learning and growing as a person and “definitely doesn’t have it all together.”

“I’m more than happy to talk with people and let people know how I feel about things,” he said. “I’ve had to put the social media aside for now, I’ll take a look at it and I’ll take the criticism and I’ll take the good with the bad and keep learning and growing as a person and try to move forward.”(Agencies)

COLOMBO, March 2 (Xinhua) -- The South Harbor terminal handled 680,000 containers in 2014, enhancing the total capacity of the Port of Colombo by 14 percent Authentic Wayne Gretzky Jersey , the fastest growth among the world' s ports last year, said Liu Yunshu, chief executive officer of the Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT).

"We have set the 'Chinese speed' in the construction and operation of the terminal. The first phase of construction was completed in 15 months, almost 15 months ahead of schedule," Liu told Xinhua on Sunday.

The South Harbor, operated by the CICT, a joint venture between the China Merchants Holdings International Company (CMHI) and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, is aimed at making the Port of Colombo a regional maritime hub.

The 550-million-U.S. dollar facility Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Jersey , a flagship project under China's 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiative, commenced construction in December 2011 with a completion timeframe of 60 months.

"With a CBA philosophy of Chinese speed, British standard and American supervision, the South Harbor project was completed in a record time of 28 months," said Liu.

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the South Harbor last September during his trip to Sri Lanka.

The Maritime Silk Road, proposed by Xi in 2013, runs from southern China through Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean to Africa, covering countries and regions with a total population of 4.4 billion and a combined GDP of 21 trillion U.S. dollars. It is des.