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HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Australian Open day one

Updated: 14-01-2019 06:17 IST
HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Australian Open day one

Highlights of Monday's opening day of the Australian Open, the first grand slam tournament of the year (all times GMT):


Briton Katie Boulter recorded the first 'bagel' of this year's tournament, racing to a 6-0 first set win in about 27 minutes against Russia's former top-10 player Ekaterina Makarova on Court 12.


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Australian Open order of play on Monday

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Roberto Bautista Agut v Andy Murray

India's Gunneswaran rues singles drought back home

Djokovic satisfied with prize pool ahead of Australian Open tilt

Serena ready to claim first Slam as a mum - coach

De Minaur, Barty ready to lead home charge in Melbourne

Federer feeling 'lucky' ahead of hat-trick bid in Melbourne

Excited Wozniacki more careful of her body in title defence

Zverev searching for Grand Slam 'mentality' in Melbourne

Kerber feels solid again with new coach Schuettler

Umpiring a 'strange occupation', says Kyrgios

Australian number four Kyrgios 'in a good spot' ahead of home Open

Nadal shrugs off injury concerns, pays tribute to Murray

Leaner, mature Osaka stays grounded in Melbourne

Coach-less Halep admits behind curve at Melbourne Park

Next generation men to watch out for in Melbourne

Penpix of the top men's contenders at the Australian Open

Penpix of the top women's contenders at the Australian Open


Play got underway on schedule under sunny skies at 11 a.m. local time (0000) GMT with the temperature hovering just over the 25 degrees Celsius mark with a forecast high of 35C.

Former champion Maria Sharapova began play on the main showcourt Rod Laver Arena against British qualifier Harriet Dart, while men's fifth seeded South Africa Kevin Anderson got his campaign underway against France's Adrian Mannarino.

(Compiled by Greg Stutchbury, editing by Nick Mulvenney)

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