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Overnight: Djokovic's dream comeback, Halep holds on, Konta cruises

Overnight: Djokovic's dream comeback, Halep holds on, Konta cruises

16/01/2018 at 06:29Updated 16/01/2018 at 17:44

We round up all the overnight action from day two of the 2018 Australian Open, as the first round continues in the men's and women's draw...

Djokovic's dream comeback

Now seeded 14th after slipping down the rankings, Djokovic sent a signal that he is ready to challenge for Grand Slam honours again after a nightmare 2017.

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Halep holds on under huge pressure from wild card

Video - Highlights: Halep through after injury scare


Classy Konta cruises through

Easy for Sharapova

Wawrinka flirts with disaster

Video - Highlights: Wawrinka earns triumphant return


Ninth seed Stan Wawrinka had a tough time of things against world number 136 Ricardas Berankis, eventually prevailing 6-3 6-4 2-6 7-6(2). The Swiss looked in control when winning the first two sets but the game started to turn away from him when Berankis claimed the third and went ahead in the fourth. But Wawrinka held firm in a tie-break as he enjoyed a win in his first match since June.

No problems for Zverev

Raonic falls to Lacko

Men's 22nd seed Milos Raonic continues his wait for a Grand Slam title after losing in the first round to Lukas Lacko of Slovakia, 6-7(5) 7-5 6-4 7-6(5).

Garcia gets past Witthoeft

Eighth seed Caroline Garcia eventually made it into the second round after stumbling in the second set against Carina Witthoeft before taking the match 7-5 6-3. The French star was 5-0 up in the second before losing three games in a row but recovered to claim her first win of 2018 to launch her Australian Open campaign.

No problems for Pliskova

Kerber crushes compatriot

Angelique Kerber may only be the 21st seed but she won in Melbourne back in 2016 and showed her credentials this year with a 6-0 6-4 demolition of fellow Germany Anna-Lena Friedsam. She bagelled the first set in under 20 minutes.

Goffin drops a set

Men's seventh seed David Goffin threatened to be the victim of a huge giant-killing when he lost the first set to world number 182 Matthias Bachinger, but the Belgian recovered to win 6-7(3) 6-3 6-2 6-4.

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