Seles the first winner at Australian Open 2001

Fourth-seeded American Monica Seles was the first player to advance to the second round of Australian Open 2001 when her first round opponent retired injured Monday morning.

Compatriot Brie Rippner was trailing 0-1 in the first set against the four-time champion on Vodafone Arena when she twisted her ankle and was unable to continue.

In the second round, Seles takes on the winner of the Miroslava Vavrinec v Anne-Gaelle Sidot encounter.