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Australian Open order of play Day 2 - Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic begin campaigns

Order of Play, Day 2 - Williams and Djokovic begin campaigns
By Eurosport

14/01/2019 at 21:19Updated 14/01/2019 at 22:45

Here is the order of play for the main showcourts on the second day of the Australian Open (play begins at 0000 GMT). You can watch every ball live on Eurosport.

TUESDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) v Mitchell Krueger (U.S.)
  • Tatjana Maria (Germany) v 16-Serena Williams (U.S.)
  • Nick Kyrgios (Australia) v 16-Milos Raonic (Canada)

MATCH OF THE DAY

  • Nick Kyrgios (Australia) v 16-Milos Raonic (Canada)

This could be an epic, or could be over quite quickly. It depends on which Kyrgios turns up. In front of his home crowd in Australia, you would hope he would be up for the battle. Kyrgios has twice reached the last eight while Raonic is a former semi-finalist. So much for Raonic getting a nice draw as a seed in the opening round.

POTENTIAL UPSET OF THE DAY

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01:20
  • 1-Simona Halep (Romania) v Kaia Kanepi (Estonia)

At 33, Kanepi is well past her peak but holds a psychological advantage over Halep after beating her at the US Open last year. An aggressive player with a powerful forehand and backhand, she might rely on her physical advantage too, considering she is 1.81 metres tall and stronger than Halep in rallies. Halep can cover the court quickly despite her 1.68-metre frame and she has the ability to surprise opponents with winners even when she is on the back foot. But the Romanian has her work cut out against Kanepi.

BRIT WATCH

  • Johanna Konta (Great Britain) v Ajla Tomljanovic (Australia)

Konta has dropped to 38 in the world from her world number four ranking in July 2017. Tomljanovic is ranked 45th in the world, and has yet to go beyond the fourth round of a Grand Slam event. But she will hope to revisit former glories in Melbourne having reached the semi-finals three years ago.

ROD LAVER ARENA

  • Destanee Aiava (Australia) v 17-Madison Keys (U.S.)
  • Tatjana Maria (Germany) v 16-Serena Williams (U.S.)
  • 4-Alexander Zverev (Germany) v Aljaz Bedene (Slovenia)

Not before 0800 GMT

  • 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) v Mitchell Krueger (U.S.)
  • 4-Naomi Osaka (Japan) v Magda Linette (Poland)

MARGARET COURT ARENA

  • Kamil Majchrzak (Poland) v 8-Kei Nishikori (Japan)
  • Tamara Zidansek (Slovenia) v Daria Gavrilova (Australia)
  • Venus Williams (U.S.) v 25-Mihaela Buzarnescu (Romania)

Not before 0800 GMT

  • 1-Simona Halep (Romania) v Kaia Kanepi (Estonia)
  • Benoit Paire (France) v 7-Dominic Thiem (Austria)

MELBOURNE ARENA

  • Karolina Muchova (Czech Republic) v 7-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)
  • 11-Borna Coric (Croatia) v Steve Darcis (Belgium)
  • Laura Siegemund (Germany) v Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)
  • Samantha Stosur (Australia) v Dayana Yastremska (Ukraine)

Not before 0800 GMT

  • Nick Kyrgios (Australia) v 16-Milos Raonic (Canada)

1573 ARENA

  • 12-Fabio Fognini (Italy) v Jaume Munar (Spain)
  • Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) v Peng Shuai (China)
  • Pablo Andujar (Spain) v 25-Denis Shapovalov (Canada)
  • Viktorija Golubic (Switzerland) v 6-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine)

COURT 3

  • Johanna Konta (Great Britain) v Ajla Tomljanovic (Australia)
  • Zheng Saisai (China) v 18-Garbine Muguruza (Spain)
  • Taro Daniel (Japan) v Thanasi Kokkinakis (Australia)
  • Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) v Ernests Gulbis (Latvia)
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