Australian Open Day Two Highlights: Rafael Nadal and Simon Halep will begin their campaign on Tuesday.
Australian Open 2020 Highlights: The second day of Australian Open didn’t have as much upsets as the first day as in men’s singles, all the heavyweights like Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev won their first round encounters. As for women’s singles, the likes of Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova eased through to the next round too.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic began his Australian Open title defence on Monday with a landmark 900th career victory on the Tour on an opening day where heavy rains suspended play on the outer courts. Djokovic beat Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6(5) 6-2 2-6 6-1 to advance to the second round as the Serb looks to win a record-extending eighth title at Melbourne Park. Third seed Roger Federer also sailed into the second round with a straight sets 6-3 6-2 6-2 victory over American Steve Johnson but Canadian 13th seed Denis Shapovalov was shocked 6-3 6-7(7) 6-1 7-6(3) by Hungarian Marton Fucsovics. Serena Williams, looking to win a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, advanced after trouncing Anastasia Potapova 6-0 6-3 while defending champion Naomi Osaka was untroubled by Marie Bouzkova in her 6-2 6-4 victory. World number one Ash Barty dropped a set but fought back to beat Lesia Tsurenko 5-7 6-1 6-1, keeping alive Australia's hopes of having a first women's champion since 1978.