Australian Open 2021 tennis LIVE updates - Johanna Konta in action after Cam Norrie beats Dan Evans
Day two at the 2021 Australian Open sees a host of top names in action, including Rafael Nadal, Ashleigh Barty, Sofia Kenin and Stefanos Tsitsipas. Plus, a host of British players aim to reach the second round. The Australian Open is live on Eurosport. Watch every match live and ad-free on the Eurosport app and eurosport.co.uk.
Johanna Konta of Great Britain plays a backhand in her Women's Singles first round match against Kaja Juvan of Slovenia during day two of the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 09
The fifth seed, who could face Nadal in the quarters, will play Australian wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis in the next round.
10:15 - What you may have missed overnight
What You Missed: Svitolina and Medvedev among winners
09:55 - Konta retires
The Brit cannot carry on! She was stretching for an overhead before she needed that medical time-out in the opening set, and after getting treatment, tape on her abdomen too, she is unable to continue.
A heart-breaking way for the British No 1 to exit the Australian Open. Juvan advances as a result.
09:50 - Konta and Tsitsipas win opening sets
Back out after that medical time-out, Konta manages to save a break point before converting her second set point. JUVAN 4-6 0-0* KONTA
Over on the Rod Laver Arena, Tsitsipas has stormed to the first set against Simon! TSITSIPAS 6-1 0-0* SIMON
09:38 - Konta needs medical time-out
It’s a real Brit-fest at the moment, and from two Britons to one, 13th seed Konta has just gone off for a medical time-out… while she was serving for the first set against Juvan.
09:34 - Norrie beats Evans in four!
Wow. What a moment for Norrie! His first win at the Australian Open, and he leaves Evans wondering what might have been after that set point 15 minutes ago.
Evans looks gutted, the 30th seed is out just days after winning his first ATP title, but his compatriot is through!
09:30 - Norrie to serve for the match!
What a turnaround. Evans had a set point on his own serve to take it to a decider, but he is broken twice in a row and now at 6-5 up it will be Norrie serving for the match… EVANS 4-6 6-4 4-6 5-6* NORRIE
09:26 - Jones' slam debut ends at first hurdle
Jones gets on the board in the second set to avoid the bagel, but her Grand Slam debut is over a game later. She made a fight of it in the opening set, but Rogers’ experience told in the second, with the American reaching the second round at the Australian Open for the second time in her career. JONES 4-6 1-6 ROGERS
09:21 - Jones on the brink
This could be over quickly now, it’s another break for Rogers who is just a game away from a bagel in this second set. JONES 4-6 *0-5 ROGERS
09:19 - Evans fails to serve out for fourth set
A topsy-turvy fourth set! Evans was broken back before going ahead 5-3 again, and then after failing to convert his first set point he was forced to save two break points. He can’t save a third though and Norrie brings it back on serve! EVANS 4-6 6-4 4-6 5-4* NORRIE
09:13 - Jones trailing in second set
A tough start to the second set for Jones, who has won just the one point with Rogers winning 12, enabling the American to take a quick 3-0 lead. JONES 4-6 *0-3 ROGERS
09:05 - Evans' double warning
Dan Evans, when locked in a brutal tussle with fellow Brit Cam Norrie, got two warnings within seconds from the umpire during their Australian Open clash.
What an emphatic win for the world No 1. Ash Barty has just beaten Danka Kovinic 6-0 6-0 to STORM into the second round.
09:02 - Jones loses first set
Heart-breaking finish to the first set for Jones, who rallied her way back into it by breaking back, only to falter near the end. Rogers ups the ante on Jones’ serve, motoring to 15-40 and converting her first set point to take it 6-4. JONES 4-6 0-0* ROGERS
08:39 - Jones breaks back, Evans breaks too!
Big moments for Jones as she rallies from 15-30 down to get on the board at 3-1. She then goes 0-30 up on Rogers’ serve, before bringing up two break points at 15-40. Jones cannot convert the first but she does the second! Terrific stuff, and we’re back on serve in this opening set. JONES *2-3 ROGERS
Over in the Evans-Norrie match it is Evans who has taken an early 2-0 lead in the fourth set, breaking Norrie and looking in the mood to take this to a decider. EVANS 4-6 6-4 4-6 *2-0 NORRIE
08:36 - Barty wins opening set
Blink and you might have missed the first set featuring the women's world No 1. Just how is Ash Barty faring in her first Grand Slam for a year? Just fine… She has just bageled Kovinic in 18 minutes. BARTY 6-0 *0-0 KOVINIC
08:32 - Norrie takes the third set
Huge moment for Norrie, who finds himself serving for the third set. It was a nervy game but Norrie takes full advantage of an Evans winner to take a two sets to one lead against his fellow Brit. EVANS 4-6 6-4 4-6 *0-0 NORRIE
08:27 - Jones broken early on
Jones is the big underdog with Shelby ranked 57 in the world, and the American just looks to assert her quality early on with a routine hold to love before challenging Jones on her serve.
The Brit saves two break points when taken to deuce, but she is unable to save a third as Rogers takes an early lead. JONES 0-2* ROGERS
08:20 - Norrie a break up
Norrie takes a big step potentially towards winning his first match at the Australian Open proper. He has broken Evans in the third set and leads 4-3.
08:15 - Jones up soon
Right then! There's been a move and so Francesca Jones v Shelby Rogers will be on court 10 next, and live on Eurosport 1 next.
It has been some journey for Jones, the world No 245, who is about to make her Grand Slam debut...
Francesca Jones: Proving doubters wrong and reaching Australian Open
07:55 - A big hold from Evans
Norrie arrives at the net to grab himself two break points in the opening game of the third set.
After dropping the first two, he gets another following a deuce exchange but Evans holds on once again and wins his service game which lasted eight minutes.
07:40 - Evans wins set two
At the optimal time, Dan Evans has two break points at 5-4 up, he takes the second one as Norrie volleys into the net and we are level.
07:20 - Going with serve
Evans and Norrie are battling hard out on Court 8 and the former is looking more focused now.
Norrie currently leads 6-4, 2-3 after an hour and 15 minutes of action.
07:00 - Evans given warning
Evans has been given a soft warning from the umpire now for what has essentially been backchat from the 30th seed.
Evans just about wins his service game in the opening game of the second set, but Norrie has been playing the better tennis so far.
06:50 - Norrie wins the first set
Cameron Norrie has taken the lead against a visibly frustrated Evans in the first set 6-4.
Evans has not really got going here and has been warned by the umpire for his conduct. Lets just say he's been shouting a lot.
06:35 - Svitolina's message to Monfils
Elina Svitolina penned a heartfelt note to her boyfriend Gael Monfils after his emotional exit the day before.
The opening day of the Australian Open was an emotional one for Monfils as he lost his seventh successive tour match.
Svitolina pens heartfelt note to boyfriend Monfils after his emotional exit
06:20 - Nadal into round two
Rafael Nadal is into the second round of the Australian Open with a routine 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Laslo Djere.
That injury he was carrying last week did not seem to be affecting the Spaniard.
"A tough 15 days for me because I had some issues with my back so the aim was to survive today and I did," he said post-match.
"The aim was to be focused all the time and to get through. I wish him all the best for all of the season. He has a great story and I wish him the best of luck. I am happy to be through to the second round. I did a good job today I think. In straight sets that's what I hoped.
"I am here to try my best. I can't say much more. Lets go day by day. Today I was able to find a way to get through. It was not ideal preparation for me but I still like it and I'm enjoying being in this amazing country again. I just want to be here as long as possible.
"We are facing challenging times in the world so every player needs the crowd and this amazing atmosphere that the crowd produces but it's time to be responsible too at the same time, take care of each other.
"Tennis is an important part of our lives but we are facing a more important thing today so we need to think about this stuff."
06:15 - Bautista Agut knocked out
There's been a big shock out on the 1573 Arena as Moldovan Radu Albot defeats Spain's number 12 seed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-7(1) 6-0 6-4 7-6(5).
Albot lost both his warm-up matches this year, but that does not matter as he has claimed the biggest victory of his career.
06:05 - Norrie gets an early break
Cameron Norrie has started well, breaking Evans in the third game.
06:00 - Evans and Norrie out on court
It's a battle of the Brits out on Court 8 as Dan Evans, fresh from lifting his maiden ATP Tour title at the Murray River Open a few days ago, takes on Cameron Norrie.
Norrie reached the Delray Beach semi-finals last month but couldn't win a match in the Murray River Open last week.
It took 48 minutes but Nadal wins the second set 6-4 and is now just one away from a place in the second round.
05:40 - Medvedev through
Fourth seed Daniil Medvedev, one of the favourites for the Australian Open title, has beaten Vasek Pospisil 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 on Margaret Court Arena.
He will play Roberto Carballes Baena or Attila Balazs in the second round.
05:25 - Badosa blames Covid for defeat
Paula Badosa, the only Australian Open player to test positive for Covid-19 in the leadup to the Grand Slam, bowed out "sad and disappointed" from the first round on Tuesday and blamed a tough three-week quarantine for ruining her preparations.
Badosa battled to a position where she served for the match at 5-4 in the deciding set but ended up double-faulting on break point and promptly crumbled to a 6-7(4) 7-6(4) 7-5 loss to Russian qualifier Liudmila Samsonova.
"After 21 days in quarantine and one month without playing, I fought until the last minute. But it wasn't enough. I think my level wasn't on my best," the Spanish world number 70 told reporters.
"Of course, it's been very, very tough. I think my level, it's not even 70% that I was before.
"I'm a little sad or disappointed on that, but I have to see the situation and it goes how it goes."
Badosa had a fraught buildup, testing positive to the novel coronavirus while in quarantine last month.
Her infection saw her transferred to a separate "health hotel" where Covid-19 cases are isolated, and the clock on her mandatory period of isolation was restarted.
Badosa complained bitterly about the experience, saying it was "far and away the worst" of her career.
Djere unleashed the winner from a seemingly impossible angle, leaving Nadal to look very puzzled but also mightily impressed.
Nadal is a break up in the second set. The current score is 6-3, 2-1.
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05:00 - Nadal a set up
After 36 minutes Nadal wins the opening set in his first competitive match for a few months.
Meanwhile another tournament favourite Daniil Medvedev leads Vasek Pospisil 6-2, 6-2, 0-1 over on Margaret Court Arena.
04:50 - Check this out from Nadal
The Spaniard leads his Serbian opponent Djere 5-2 in the opening set as it stands. Djere has just clawed back one break.
Nadal flashes stunning winner down the line
04:45 - Gauff: Svitolina a great player
Gauff will play fifth seed Elina Svitolina in the second round and the 16-year-old is looking forward to it after beating Teichmann in straight sets.
“I felt good out on the court," she said. "We almost played a three-hour match so today I just came in to try and change up the pace and keep being aggressive.
“I try to stay in the moment and enjoy it.
"I believe I play Svitolina. She’s a great player, she’s won a lot of matches in slams and she’s been in this moment a lot more than I have but I’m just going to go out there and have fun.”
04:35 - Nadal 3-0 up already
Djere is really finding life hard against Nadal. The Spaniard has come out of the blocks quickly to take a commanding lead just 11 minutes into the opening set.
04:25 - Nadal on court
Nadal pulled out of his ATP Cup singles matches against Alex de Minaur and Stefanos Tsitsipas last week so his fitness will be watched closely by many in his first round contest against Laslo Djere on Rod Laver Arena.
Elsewhere Medvedev has won the first set 6-2 against Pospisil.
04:15 - Gauff progresses
Coco Gauff is into the second round with a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 win over Switzerland's Jil Teichmann.
She will now play Elina Svitolina in the second round which is sure to be a mouth-watering contest.
04:05 - Watson wins it!
Well this is quite something.
Having gone through hard quarantine and after losing eight out of her last nine matches on tour, Britain's Heather Watson is into the second round with a 7-6(4) 7-6(3) win over Kristyna Pliskova.
04:00 - Watson leads the tie-break
This could all change very quickly but Watson is currently two points away from the second round in this second set tie-break. It's 5-3.
03:55 - Gauff a set, break up
Gauff wins the first set 6-3 against Teichmann in just under half an hour. The American did well to save two break points at 4-2 up. Gauff follows it up by breaking the German in the opening game of the second set.
Pliskova and Watson, meanwhile, are locked on serve at 5-5 in the second set.
Daniil Medvedev, fresh off captaining Russia to ATP Cup glory last week, gets his Australian Open campaign underway against Vasek Pospisil, who is currently on a three-match losing run in the first round matches at the Australian slam.
Medvedev goes a break up in the opening game.
03:35 - Gauff breaks
The 16-year-old has got off to a good start against Teichmann, taking a 4-2 lead in the opening set.
Teichmann is playing her second match of the season after losing the first one to... Gauff in last week's Gippsland Trophy.
The match lasted two hours and 45 minutes which was the Swiss player's fifth opening-round defeat in her last six main draw appearances.
03:30 - Azarenka is out
Like Angelique Kerber yesterday, Belarus' Victoria Azarenka - a two-time Australian Open champion - was also in hard quarantine which could well have been a factor in these upsets. But upsets they are nonetheless.
03:25 - Watson breaks back
Pliskova was on the brink of a 4-1 lead, but she hits a backhand into the net and all of a sudden we're back on serve in the second set at 3-2. Watson is playing very well.
03:20 - A 60-shot rally? Yes please!
You will want to check this out from Court 5 👇
Hurkacz, Ymer play out remarkable 60-shot rally
03:15 - Gauff out on court
Cori Gauff, 16, is getting ready for her first round contest against Jil Teichmann on Melbourne Arena.
The teen sensation has lost the first or second round in each of her last seven tournaments, including a shock defeat to British world number 371 Katie Boulter last week.
Meanwhile Watson has been broken by Pliskova so it is 7-6, 0-2 in that one.
Heather Watson went to a tie-break against Pliskova and she's won it 7-4 as the Czech hit into the net. Watson a set up after 48 minutes of action on Court 10.
03:02 - Rublev: I was in control
"I don’t know if it’s my best tennis but for sure I was showing great tennis and a really high level at the ATP Cup," he said post-match.
"I’m really happy that I’m winning my match so we’ll see what will happen. We played for the first time and I started a bit tight but this is normal.
"I was really happy that I could control the match since the beginning and I was the one who was controlling it. I was happy I finished it confidently in three sets.”
02:55 - Rublev through
Andrey Rublev is into the second round of the Australian Open with an easy victory over Germany's Yannick Hanfmann 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 on Melbourne Arena.
He will face Brazil's Thiago Monteiro in the second round.
02:40 - Rublev breaks again
The Russian looks to be heading to a very comfortable victory as Hanfmann hits a backhand into the net which sees Rublev go 3-2 up.
02:27 - Rublev two sets up
Andrey Rublev is two sets up against Hanfmann, again taking it 6-3. The German has found it difficult to cope with the seventh seed.
Heather Watson currently leads Pliskova 2-1, going with serve.
02:25 - Highlights: Kenin vs Inglis
Highlights: Kenin storms past Inglis
02:15 - Heather Watson in action
Brit Heather Watson is out on Court 10 against Kristyna Pliskova. Watson was one of the players in 14-day hard quarantine ahead of the Grand Slam.
The 28-year-old has lost eight out of her last nine matches on tour with the only win coming against world number 263 Jodie Burrage in Abu Dhabi last month.
This is a rematch of last year's Australian Open first round.
01:55 - Rublev looking comfortable
The Russian took the first set 6-3 in 31 minutes and breaks early in the second to go 2-0 up. Hanfmann has an uphill task on his hands.
01:50 - Kenin: I wasn't feeling 100%
"I'm really happy to get through," she said post-match. "The first round was obviously nervous for me but I love being back here. I love this court and thank you guys so much.
"She's [Inglis] been playing well, I knew it was going to be a tough match. I played her many years ago and lost.
"I just tried to figure out what to do and I'm just happy I was able to get through the first round even though I wasn't feeling 100 per cent but it's always nice to win.
"I had good results last year. Winning seven matches is obviously tough. Everyone is playing really well in a grand slam.
"I'm not too happy with the performance but a win is a win and I am going to do everything I can to get ready for the next round."
'I wasn't feeling 100 per cent' - Kenin after grinding into round two
01:40 - Kenin progresses
Sofia Kenin had to work hard, but she is into the second round of the Australian Open with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Australia’s Maddison Inglis in the sunshine on Rod Laver Arena.
Kenin will face the winner of Anastasija Sevastova vs Kaia Kanepi in the second round.
01:35 - Muguruza through
Over on Margaret Court Arena, it was a routine start to the 2021 Australian Open for Garbine Muguruza who won 6-4 6-0 against Russia's Margarita Gasparyan.
Rublev has broken in the first set against Hanfmann. He leads the German 4-2.
01:25 - Inglis did break back
A brilliant passing shot from Inglis gets her back into the set with an all-important break, so the score is now 7-5 3-3. Kenin's father does not look best pleased in the stands.
Kenin responds with an instant break and is now just two games away from the second round.
01:20 - Rublev begins
Highly-rated Russian Andrey Rublev, ranked eight in the world and fresh off an ATP Cup victory with his nation, is in action on Melboune Arena against Germany's Yannick Hanfmann.
Hanfmann, 29, lost his only match of 2021 last week in the first round of the Great Ocean Road Open warm-up event.
01:05 - Inglis in trouble
A string of mistakes from Inglis hands Kenin three break points in the opening game of the second set.
The 23-year-old from Perth draws level but Kenin pulls through on her fourth break point with a fine backhand down the line. Kenin leads 7-5,1-0
01:00 - Kenin's done it
Kenin volleys a winner at the net and she has the first set. She really had to work for that but she did well to recover from her sloppy start.
00:55 - Kenin breaks
Inglis plays a backhand into the net, handing Kenin two break points at 5-5. Kenin makes no mistake with her break point opportunity this time. She forces Inglis into a sloppy backhand to go 6-5 up after 56 minutes.
00:50 - Kenin not happy
At 4-4 Kenin gets an opportunity to break at a crucial juncture in the opening set, but she loses the point and swings her racquet in frustration before giving her father and coach Alexander a steely stare.
00:40 - Plenty of unforced errors
We're still on serve with Inglis leading 4-3. Kenin has been making way too many unforced errors on her forehand and it could cost her if she's not careful. Inglis is more than holding her own so far.
00:30 - Kenin bounces back
That didn't take long. Kenin storms to two break points and the 2020 AO champion takes the first one after Inglis wildly swiped a forehand volley well wide. The sun looked to be in her eyes. We're back on serve.
00:25 - Kenin a break down
Well well well.. Kenin's serve ultimately lets her down and Inglis is presented with three break points. Kenin claws back the first one but she could not do anything about the second as Inglis whacks her forehand into the corner.
The Australian leads 3-1 in the opening set.
00:15 - We are underway
The world number four Sofia Kenin started off the new year with quarter-final finishes at Abu Dhabi and Yarra Valley Classic.
Inglis kicks off proceedings on Rod Laver Arena under brilliant sunshine at Melbourne Park with the temperature hovering around 19 degrees Celsius (66.2°F).
00:00 - We are live!
First up, Sofia Kenin - the 2020 Australian Open champion - takes on unseeded Australian Maddison Inglis.
23:50 - Welcome along!
There's plenty more tennis to sink your teeth into on Day 2 of the Australian Open. We will have live updates right here!
Rafael Nadal, seeded second here, begins a quest for a 21st Grand Slam singles title in the absence of his current co-record holder Roger Federer. He plays Laslo Djere of Serbia - the first time the two have encountered each other.
It's also a big day on the women's side of the draw. Top seed and home favourite Ashleigh Barty enters the draw, taking on Montenegro's Danka Kovinic - and both of last year's finalists are in action as defending champion Sofia Kenin faces Aussie Maddison Inglis and runner-up Garbine Muguruza plays lucky loser Margarita Gasparyan.