MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov looked every inch the potential grand slam champion as he schooled qualifier Dennis Novak 6-3 6-2 6-1 to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Monday.
MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Denis Shapovalov dazzled in pink as he claimed a debut victory over Greek newcomer Stefanos Tsitsipas in a battle of the teenagers at the Australian Open on Monday.
It was a dismal day for Americans at the Australian Open.
Venus falls as Americans suffer in Melbourne (Adds details, quotes)
MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts on the second day of the Australian Open on Tuesday (play begins at 0000 GMT, prefix number denotes seeding):
Third-seeded Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the second round at the Australian Open for the seventh time with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 win over qualifier Dennis Novak
Third-seed Grigor Dimitrov is through to the second round of the Australian Open after a comfortable straight-sets victory over qualifier Dennis Novak.
MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Venus Williams was the most consistent of any player on the WTA Tour last year, but she began 2018 by becoming one of the first upset victims here.
MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Handed the burden of sole male British representation at the Australian Open by Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund rose superbly to the challenge on Monday.
MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov gave qualifier Dennis Novak a lesson in grand slam tennis to reach the second round of the Australian Open at a canter with a 6-3 6-2 6-1 victory on Monday.
MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Key statistics from Swiss Belinda Bencic's 6-3 7-5 victory over American Venus Williams in he first round at the Australian Open on Monday (prefix denotes seeding): 5-Williams Bencic Aces 2 5 Double faults 5 4 First serve percentage 70 58 Win percentage on first serve 57 76 Win percentage on sec
MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The stark contrast in form between last year's two first-time grand slam champions continued as Sloane Stephens was bundled out in the first round of the Australian Open, while Jelena Ostapenko stormed into round two on Monday.
John Isner has continued the early American exits from the Australian Open
Coco Vandeweghe has been upset in the first round by Hungary's Timea Babos, 7-6 (4), 6-2, a year after upsetting defending champion Angelique Kerber on the way to her first Grand Slam semifinal
In her first match at the Australian Open since a Williams sister was guaranteed to win the title, Venus Williams lost in the first round to Belinda Bencic and ensured cannot happen in 2018
MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Belinda Bencic sent an early shockwave through the Australian Open by dumping last year's finalist Venus Williams out of the first round with an impressive 6-3 7-5 win on Monday.
Venus Williams, the top-seeded American woman in the draw, fell in straight sets to Belinda Bencic on the opening day of action in Melbourne.