HIGHLIGHTS-Australian Open 2023: Day one on Monday
Highlights of the opening day of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Monday, all times local (GMT +11): 1250 GADECKI GETS FIRST WIN AT A GRAND SLAM
Australian wildcard Olivia Gadecki claimed her first Grand Slam match victory when she beat Polina Kudermetova 7-5 6-1 at a raucous Court 8. Gadecki is being mentored
by retired Australian Open champion and former number one Ash Barty. 1242 RADUCANU SETS UP GAUFF CLASH
Briton Emma Raducanu beat Tamara Korpatsch 6-3 6-2 to set up a second-round match against American Coco Gauff. Raducanu was not moving freely initially, as she makes her return from an ankle injury, but grew into the match and overpowered the German, winning six games in a row at one stage.
1230 GAUFF RACES PAST SINIAKOVA, SEED ANISIMOVA OUT Coco Gauff was not quite able to match her compatriot Pegula's dominance but also eased into the second round with a 6-1 6-4 victory over Katerina Siniakova on Rod Laver Arena.
After racing through the opening set, the seventh seed had to come back from a break down in the second and faced three break points as she served for the match. Another American, Amanda Anisimova, was the first seed to go out when she lost 6-3 6-4 to Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk on Court Seven.
1210 THIRD SEED PEGULA SWEEPS INTO SECOND ROUND American Jessica Pegula swept into the second round with a 6-0 6-1 win over Jaqueline Cristian in less than an hour on Margaret Court Arena.
The third seed simply overpowered the Romanian and set up a meeting with Brenda Fruhvirtova or Aliaksandra Sasnovich when she pounded down an ace after 59 minutes on court. 1110 PLAY UNDERWAY AT 111TH AUSTRALIAN OPEN
The action at Melbourne Park got underway as scheduled on the opening day of the year's first Grand Slam. A pleasant day is expected for the first-round matches with the temperature at 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) with a high of 28 forecast.
Unlike for the last two years during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no biosecurity protocols in place for players or fans within the precinct. READ MORE
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