HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Australian Open day one
0237 AMERICAN COLLINS UPSETS 14TH SEED GOERGES
Germany's Julia Goerges became the first seeded player knocked out of the tournament when American Danielle Collins came from a set down to record a 2-6 7-6(5) 6-4 victory in the first match on Margaret Court Arena.
The 14th-seeded Goerges had come into the tournament in strong form having successfully defended her Auckland Classic title but looked uncomfortable against the power-hitting 25-year-old, who went for her shots during the second set.
The tactic paid off for Collins, who sealed the win in two hours, 25 minutes when her winner smacked into the net and the ball flopped into Goerges' side of the court.
"The first set didn't go my way but I had a clear mindset about what I needed to do," said Collins, who was making her main draw debut at Melbourne Park.
"I decided today that I had to earn it the hard way, no easy jobs for me and I just out went there with no fear."
0225 VERDASCO FIRST MAN THROUGH TO SECOND ROUND
The left-handed 26th seeded Verdasco took two hours, 11 minutes to beat the teenager 7-6(5) 6-3 6-3 and set up a second round clash against either Moldova's Radu Albot or American Michael Mmoh.
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0118 SHARAPOVA 'DOUBLE BAGELS' DART
Former champion Maria Sharapova opened the quest for her second title at Melbourne Park with a 6-0 6-0 victory over British qualifier Harriet Dart.
The 22-year-old Briton saved two match points but blasted a backhand volley wide to give the Russian a rare 'double bagel' victory in 63 minutes.
0114 MARTIC FIRST INTO SECOND ROUND
Croatia's Petra Martic wasted little time in the rising temperature to become the first player through to the second round after she demolished Britain's Heather Watson 6-1 6-2 on Court 14.
The 31st seed took just 62 minutes to beat Watson and will now meet Czech Republic's Marketa Vandrousova, who beat Russia's Evgeniya Rodina 6-3 6-2 within minutes of Martic's victory.
0035 BRITAIN'S BOULTER RECORDS FIRST 'BAGEL' OF TOURNAMENT
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.
0015 PLAY UNDERWAY AT MELBOURNE PARK
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.
(Compiled by Greg Stutchbury, editing by Nick Mulvenney)
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