Kei Nishikori, the No.5 seed, negotiates a tricky hurdle by beating dangerous floater Nicolas Almagro 6-4 7-6(1) 6-2 at Margaret Court Arena.
Women’s 29th seed advances to second round of Australian Open 2015 comfortably with routine win over retiring Austrian Yvonne Meusburger.
Polish No.6 seed makes amends for a sloppy start by careering to a straight-sets win over Japan’s Kurumi Nara in the opening round.
American Madison Brengle continues her impressive start to the year by knocking out No.13 seed Andrea Petkovic 5-7 7-6(4) 6-3.
Victoria Azarenka is quickly into her stride as she beats Sloane Stephens for the third year running at the Australian Open, 6-3 6-2.
Defending men's singles champion Stan Wawrinka is quickly back in the groove as he sees off Turkey's Marsel Ilhan in straight sets.