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