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Australian Open 2019: Live scores, results, Day 1 schedule of play for Monday ...

Meanwhile a 2018 Australian Open semi-finalist is in major danger of a first round exit, with British 13th seed Kyle Edmund down two sets to veteran Tomas Berdych, 3-6 0-6.

Three Aussie women are through to the second round already, with Kimberly Birrell defeating Paula Badosa Gibert 6-4 6-2 and fellow wildcard Zoe Hives stunning American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-1 6-2.

Sharapova delivered a rare grand slam double bagel to young Brit Harriet Dart, winning 6-0 6-0 in the first match on Rod Laver Arena.

The first tiebreaker under the new match-ending format has been run and won, with Britain’s Katie Boulter defeating Ekaterina Makarova in the first-to-ten conclusion to their match.

Fifth seed Kevin Anderson avoided a scare, dropping a set but eventually prevailing against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-1.

Women’s No.2 seed Angelique Kerber moved through to the second round in straight sets, defeating Polona Hercog 6-2 6-2.

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