Welcome to Grandstand's rolling coverage of the Australian Open, where we'll bring you the latest scores, updates and interviews from Melbourne Park.
Each day of the tournament as we bring you the latest news as it happens on every court, as well as fresh tweets from players and pundits alike.
- Francis Leach wraps up the day two action
- Tomic eases to a win over Leonardo Mayer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3
- Murray prevails in straight sets 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 over Haase
- Wozniacki hits back to dump Lisicki 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
- Serena shrugs off fall, blows away Romanian challenger 6-0, 6-0
- Duckworth edges Mitchell 6-4, 7-6 (10-8), 4-6, 5-7, 8-6
- Jarmila Gajdosova goes out to Yanina Wickmayer 6-1, 7-5
10:30pm: And that just about wraps it up from Melbourne Park tonight. A day that has seen Andy Murray and Roger Federer breeze through, Serena Williams win a double bagel despite injury and last year's champ Victoria Azarenka also progress. Plus, Bernard Tomic gave us reason to believe he can give Fed some trouble should the pair meet in the third round. Join us again bright and early tomorrow for more from the Australian Open.
10:24pm: Yanina Wickmayer serves out to beat Jarmila Gajdosova 6-1, 7-5.
10:19pm: Gajdosova once more loses her serve. The crowd goes silent. They sense the end is near. Wickmayer serving for the match.
10:17pm: Wickmayer held but not without a battle and a close referral. Five-apiece and the tension in Rod Laver Arena is tangible.
10:10pm: Wickmayer breaks Gajdosova again and pulls it back to 5-4 in the second set. Now the Aussie has to break serve to win the set. Certainly not inconceivable in this match.
10:04pm: Wickmayer saved the first one, but then challenged a Gajdosova forehand that landed smack on the baseline. Jarmila is now serving for the set.
10:02pm: We may have got excited too soon about Gajdosova. Wickmayer broke back and is now serving at 4-3 down in the second set.....but now a series of strong forehands has the Belgian 0-40 down! Three break points for the Aussie.
9:55pm: Monfils beats 18th seed Dolgopolov in four sets 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 and Gajdosova is now 4-1 up on Wickmayer in the second set. There's no way you'd have thought the second match would finish later half an hour ago.
9:43pm: A double fault from Wickmayer gives Gajdosova a break in the second set, she's 2-0 up after losing the
9:30pm: With her second set point, Wickmayer serves to Gajdosova's backhand and the Aussie returns into the net. This game could be over quickly. Elsewhere, Monfils now leads Dolgopolov 6-7, 7-6, 6-2 and after conceding a break early in the fourth, has broken back. The Frenchman is now 2-1 down in the set and about to serve.
9:28pm: The relief was brief for Gajdosova, Wickmayer now leads 5-1 and is serving for the set.
9:18pm: Gajdosova is on the board. She now trails 3-1 in the first set.
9:14pm: Bad start from Gajdosova...she is broken at the first attempt by Wickmayer who leads 3-0 in the first set.
9:04pm: Jarmila Gajdosova is now in action on Rod Laver Arena against Yanina Wickmayer. And I spoke too soon on Monfils...Dolgopolov has broken back.
8:59pm: Maybe not, Monfils breaks in the third set and leads 3-1.
8:52pm: Monfils won the second set tie break 7-4 to level at one apiece. Yep, this has post-midnight finish all over it...
8:47pm: Monfils and Dolgopolov are in a tie-break for the second straight set. The Ukrainian won the first set.
|Bernard Tomic (AUS)||6||6||6|
|Leonardo Mayer (ARG)||2||4||1|
"Off the court and on the court, I've changed so much. It has made me a better person and a better player," Tomic said.
8.42pm: Tomic breaks for a second time in the third set to go through to the second round 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 and receives a big ovation from the Rod Laver Arena.
8:35pm: Two effortless forehands take Tomic to a break from deuce and a 4-3 lead in the third set. Grandstand commentator Francis Leach is comparing Tomic to a bad summer romance, someone your mother warns you about falling in love with but you can't resist! Let's see if this tale becomes a blockbuster over the next fortnight....
8:25pm: Mayer playing his best tennis of the match. A fine forehand winner sees him go 3-2 up in the third set.
8:17pm: Mayer is not giving up and is 2-1 up in the third set which is going with serve.
8:09pm: Alexandr Dolgopolov and Gael Monfils looks like a match that could go long tonight. Number 18 seed Dolgopolov took the first set 7-6.
8:06pm: Two sets to the good for Bernard Tomic against Leonardo Mayer: 6-3, 6-2.
8:00pm: Tomic breaks for a second time in the stanza to go 5-2 up and is now serving for the second set.
7:43pm: Tomic breaks straight away in the second set, his progression to the second round is now looking like a formality.
7:37pm: Four unanswered points and Tomic has taken the first set against Mayer 6-3.
7:35pm: Tomic now serving for the first set at 5-3 up.
7:30pm: Mayer hits long on the first break point and Tomic takes a 4-2 lead in the first set.
7.29pm: Tomic has two break points in the sixth game of the first set.
7.22pm: Tomic and Mayer going with serve so far. Tomic threatening to break serve more but Mayer certainly not intimidated to be playing on Rod Laver Arena and levels at 2-2.
7.10pm: Tomic serves first and wins the game to love. Starting as he means to go on.
7.05pm: Bernard Tomic gets a great reception as he makes his entrance onto court for his first round match against Leonardo Mayer.
6.51pm: Marin Cilic completes a straight sets victory over Marinko Matosevic who fell apart in the third set, falling to a 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 defeat.
6.38pm: Matosevic is hanging in there, holding onto his own serve but Cilic is keeping his intact with ease, winning the sixth game to love. Cilic is 6-4, 7-5, 4-2 up.
6.28pm: That could be game over. After Cilic prevented his own break he forced his own chance and at 0-40, Matosevic serves a double fault. Now the Aussie is two sets and a break down. Doesn't look good...
6.25pm: Matosevic forces another break point in the second game of the third set but Cilic produced an ace to save the game and took the next two point to win it. Cilic leads 6-4, 7-5, 1-1
6.17pm: Cilic comfortably holds serve to go two sets up on the Aussie number two.
6.13pm: Matosevic faced two break points himself at 15-40 in the 11th game of the set and, after the Aussie saved the first one, a superb looping forehand winner has Cilic 6-5 up and about to serve for the set.
6.07pm: Matosevic and Cilic are locked at five-apiece in the second set. Cilic is looking more shaky on his serve, again going to a deuce, but he held out once more.
5.57pm: Number 19 seed Tommy Haas is in trouble against Jarkko Nieminen. The German lost the first set 7-6 and is 3-0 down in the second.
5.53pm: Matosevic has two break points to break Cilic in the eighth game of the second set but the Croat wins four straight points to hold his serve.
5.39pm: So James Duckworth is the first Aussie into the second round, but can Marinko Matosevic join him? After losing the first set against Marin Cilic, he is 3-2 up in the second which has gone with serve thus far.
5:30pm: A long shot by Ben Mitchell seals an epic five-set 6-4, 7-6 (10-8), 4-6, 5-7, 8-6 victory for James Duckworth in four hours, 26 minutes to advance to the second round. That final set took 71 minutes. What an epic.
5:27pm: Once again Duckworth has the advantage at Show Court 2, up 7-6 in the fifth set. He has two match points as Mitchell serves...
5:25pm: As it happens, there's still tennis going on on other courts - who knew? Juan Martin del Potro took the first set against Adrian Mannarino over on Hisense Arena.
5:22pm: Mitchell will not let go of this one - he's held serve and the score is now 6-6 in the fifth set.
5:18pm: No wasting time there as Duckworth holds his serve and puts the pressure back on Mitchell, who now trails 6-5 in the fifth.
5:16pm: Two brilliant serves right down the middle from Ben Mitchell gives him the game he needs and it's 5-5. This pair are inseparable.
5:14pm: There's another Australian in action at the moment, with Marinko Matosevic going down 6-4 in the first set against Marin Cilic.
5:12pm: No dice for Mitchell, who misses out on a chance to take the advantage and Duckworth goes to 5-4.
5:10pm: Mitchell has another chance to break Duckworth's serve and take the lead here, with advantage at 4-4 in the fifth.
5:06pm: Duckworth's backhand was too deep so Mitchell hangs on to lock up the fifth set at 4-4 despite being down a couple of break points. Dan Lonergan rightfully points out that these two blokes rarely, if ever, would have played a four-hour contest like this.
4:57pm: Mitchell has broken Duckworth's serve! It's 4-3 to Duckworth in the fifth set but the youngster in the yellow shirt might be tiring a bit here.
4:46pm: On Show Court 2 the match of the day continues between two unheralded Aussies. James Duckworth has a solid 4-1 advantage in the fifth set over Benjamin Mitchell but these two have been close all day. I wouldn't be surprised if the margin in this final set gets closer than that.
4:30pm: Another Frenchman falls - but one wins as well - as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga finishes off Michael Llodra in straight sets 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 on Hisense Arena.
Meanwhile Australian Marinko Matosevic is in the middle at Margaret Court Arena in his own first-round clash with Marin Cilic.
|Roger Federer (SWI, 2)||6||6 ||6|
|Benoit Paire (FRA)||2||4||1|
4:24pm: No surprises here - Roger Federer has easily advanced to the second round with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Frenchman Benoit Paire in one hour, 23 minutes.
Comprehensive stuff that, especially given he opted not to play a lead-in tournament coming up to the Australian Open. Obviously a longer off-season helped rest those legs; he's got a lot of mileage on them remember.
"I'm happy, Benoit is a good player, a good talent.
"Obviously I hadn't played a match this season yet so that's why you're always relieved to get through the first one ... so I'm happy I'm sticking around a bit."
4:21pm: Here comes Benjamin Mitchell. He's taken the fourth set against fellow Australian James Duckworth 7-5 and these two are really just slugging it out at two sets apiece. Bring on the fifth!
4:12pm: American Sloane Stephens is through with little trouble, taking care of Simona Halep 6-1, 6-1. She's not the first US player to absolutely steam-roll a Romanian challenger today.
Meanwhile Roger Federer has completed the second set against Benoit Paire 6-4 to go two sets up.
4:09pm: There haven't been two blokes that wanted a first-round win more than James Duckworth and Benjamin Mitchell, I reckon. They're currently locked at 5-5 in the fourth set with Duckworth up two sets to one.
4:04pm: For those punters who've got money on Serena Williams winning a sixth Australian Open crown this year, rest easy. She might have suffered a bit of an ankle scare but she's not down and out.
"Oh, I'll be out there," she said when asked if she would be playing her second-round match on Thursday.
"I mean, unless something fatal happens to me, there's no way I'm not going to be competing. I'm alive. My heart's beating. I'll be fine.
"I've been injured before. I've played this tournament with so many injuries and was able to come off pretty on top."
Read the story: Injured Serena vows to play on
3:59pm: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga now holds a two-set lead over countryman Michael Llodra after winning the second set 7-5. And British youngster Laura Robson has gone a set up against American opponent Melanie Oudin 6-2.
3:49pm: American youngster Sloane Stephens, who impressed in the Hobart International, has won her first set comfortably, 6-1, against Simona Halep, and leads 3-0 in the second.
3:34pm: Another Aussie bites the dust as Luke Saville falls in four sets to Japanese 28-year-old Go Soeda.
Saville took the first set but the tie-break may have taken it out of him because the rest of the match was Soeda's in the 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. Still, Saville can take some confidence from the first set success.
A little bit earlier this afternoon Petra Kvitova rebounded after losing the second set to beat Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 on Margaret Court Arena. Kvitova committed a surprising 42 unforced errors and converted won only five of her 15 break points but was still good enough to bump the Frenchwoman from the first round.
3:31pm: Meanwhile it'll surprise absolutely no one to learn that Roger Federer has blown through the first set, getting up on Benoit Paire 6-2 on Rod Laver Arena.
3:29pm: Bang. There it is. Mitchell takes the third set 6-4 to fend off Duckworth's hopes of advancing in quick time.
3:23pm: In the local derby, Benjamin Mitchell is fighting back against James Duckworth and leads 5-3 in the third set as he tries to fend off a straight-sets defeat. He hasn't been a pushover thus far, but Duckworth has been on top consistently. Can he do it?
3:15pm: Tsonga takes the final two games of the first set to snatch it 6-4. Meanwhile Luke Saville is fending off elimination in the fourth set against Go Soeda, who won the second and third sets after the Aussie took the first in a tie-break. Saville is currently ahead 3-1 in the fourth.
3:07pm: After Serena blew away her Romanian challenger, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was next out on Hisense Arena. He's taking on fellow Frenchman Michael Llodra and it's not been easy for either man so far. They're jammed up at 4-4 in the first set after half an hour.
2:59pm: Former Australian star Alicia Molik reckons Sam Stosur has what it takes to knock off China's Zheng Jie in the second round in Melbourne.
Zheng eliminated Stosur in their Sydney International opener but Molik is confident it won't happen again.
"She's a good counter-puncher. She's a little girl, and I think this time hopefully it's a lot warmer and the heat is there when Sam gets to play.
"Because the hotter it is, the more the balls fly and bounce up and Zheng Jie being a smaller girl, she's not as comfortable when the balls get up above shoulder height."
2:48pm: On Show Court 2, Aussie James Duckworth held on to win the second-set tie-break and take a 6-4, 7-6 (10-8) lead against countryman Benjamin Mitchell. What a slugfest.
Elsewhere Jan Hajek came back in the fourth set against Milos Raonic, sending the pair into a tie-break.
And Florian Mayer needed five sets and a mammoth tie-break in the fourth but eventually prevailed 2-6, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (14-12), 6-1 over Rhyne Williams of the USA.
|Victoria Azarenka (BEL, 1)||6 ||6|
|Monica Niculescu (ROM)||1||4|
2:39pm: Phew. Victoria Azarenka has prevailed in 87 minutes after a tough challenge from Monica Niculescu resulted in a 6-1, 6-4 win for the defending champion.
2:34pm: Australia only had one winner on day one of the Open, and neither James Duckworth or Benjamin Mitchell want to join the losers' list. They're currently engaged in a second-set tie-break after the former won the first set 6-4.
Mitchell has the advantage thus far though, leading 6-6 (4-3) in the tie-break.
2:29pm: Germany's Florian Mayer eventually prevailed in the fourth-set tie-break marathon with Rhyne Williams, willing 7-6 (14-12). Talk about working hard for it.
They're in the deciding set now with Mayer ahead 2-1 and holding serve.
Meanwhile Go Soeda took the second set against Aussie Luke Saville 6-3, but the local hopeful has a 1-0 lead in the third.
And Francesca Schiavone got one back on Petra Kvitova, clinching the second set 6-2 after dropping the first 4-6.
|Serena Williams (USA, 3)||6 ||6|
|Edina Gallovits-Hall (ROM)||0||0|
2:20pm: It's safe to say Serena Williams is absolutely fine, regardless of the drama of her fall in the first set.
She's just absolutely blitzed Romanian challenger Edina Gallovits-Hall 6-0, 6-0 to advance. Woah.
2:15pm: Some sad news out of Melbourne Park today with Aussie ATP boss Brad Drewett announcing he is stepping down after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease.
"It has been a privilege to serve as executive chairman and president of the ATP, an organisation that I've been a part of for more than 35 years since I became a professional tennis player," Drewett said in a statement.
"I hold the ATP very close to my heart and it's with sadness that I make the decision to enter this transition period due to my ill health."
World number two Roger Federer said it was "very sad news".
"Brad has become a good friend of mine over the years and this is very sad news for all of us at the ATP and the entire tennis community.
"He is well liked and respected by everyone and has done a tremendous job in leading the ATP over the past 12 months, overseeing some major initiatives and a record-breaking year in 2012.
"His dedication and service to the sport over the years has been truly admirable and he has been a central figure in helping to grow the ATP product across the globe.
"Our thoughts are with him and his family during this difficult time."
2:04pm: Canadian Milos Raonic now leads Jan Hajek two sets to one after clinching the third 6-2.
2:02pm: Out at Court 20, Florian Mayer and Rhyne Williams are in the thick of a fourth-set tie-break. What a marathon for a first-rounder. Unheralded American Williams won the first two sets before world number 25 Mayer righted the ship. It's currently 6-6 in the tie-break with Mayer serving.
1:58pm: Yeah...I think Serena's okay. She's dealt Edina Gallovits-Hall a goose-egg in a 6-0 first-set thumping. Maybe she's bored with winning on two legs and wants a challenge? Watch out Melbourne.
And a few minutes ago, world number eight Petra Kvitova won her first set against Francesca Schiavone 6-4.
1:57pm: In what is turning out to be an engaging second set, Monica Niculescu is leading world number one Victoria Azarenka 2-0 after falling 6-1 in the first. Upset on the cards? Stay tuned folks.
1:51pm: Serena is back on her feet and seems to be okay. Meanwhile Azarenka has won the first set 6-1 over Niculescu on Rod Laver Arena. And after an engaging first set, James Duckworth has gone one set up on fellow Aussie Benjamin Mitchell 6-4.
1:45pm: Bad news for Serena Williams; she's taken a heavy fall on Hisense Arena and has been helped off the court. Looks like a right ankle injury. Even Williams' opponent Edina Gallovits-Hall went to check on her.
The trainer is strapping it now. Serena is up 4-0 in the first set. And some thoughts from Grandstand's Adam White:
| ||@White_Adam An ankle injury to Serena Williams quickly becomes the key talking point of the #AusOpen. She could still probably win the title on one leg.|
1:35pm: On Rod Laver Arena, Monica Niculescu has broken Victoria Azarenka's serve to take a game for herself in the first set. The world number one leads 4-1.
Meanwhile Serena Williams has breezed through the first two games unchallenged against Romanian Edina Gallovits-Hall on Hisense Arena.
Milos Raonic has taken the second set against Jan Hajek 6-1 while Australian hopeful Luke Saville prevailed 7-6 (7-4) in the tie-break to clinch the first set against Go Saeda.
But Saville's countryman John-Patrick Smith has been eliminated, falling 4-6, 1-6, 4-6 to Joao Sousa. Sousa will face Andy Murray in the second round.
1:24pm: Hobart International winner Elena Vesnina advances to the second round, coming back from a set down to defeat Caroline Garcia 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 on Court 10.
1:17pm: Out on Court 20, Florian Mayer battled to win the third set 6-2 against unseeded American Rhyne Williams and leads 3-2 in the fourth set. The world number 25 German is doing it tough early in the tournament.
1:11pm: Aussie duo James Duckworth and Benjamin Mitchell are currently duking it out on Show Court 2.
Canadian number 13 Milos Raonic has dropped the first set 6-3 to Jan Hajek, while over on Court 10 Elena Vesnina has shaken off the cobwebs that saw her lose the first set 3-6 to Caroline Garcia. The Hobart International winner took the second set 4-3 and leads the decisive third set 4-1.
|Caroline Wozniacki (DEN, 10)||2 ||6||6|
|Sabine Lisicki (GER)||6||3||3|
1:01pm: And at Hisense Arena, Caroline Wozniacki has got out out of jail in her first-round clash with Sabine Lisicki.
After dropping the first set, the world number 10 clambered back with a dominant second set before closing it out 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.
|Andy Murray (GBR, 3)||6 ||6||6|
|Robin Haase (NED)||3||1||3|
12:51pm: At Rod Laver Arena Andy Murray has advanced to the second round with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 result over Dutchman Robin Haase. That was pretty clinical for Murray, who made 20 unforced errors to his opponent's 31.
Murray will meet the winner of Australian John-Patrick Smith's clash with Joao Sousa, but it looks like it'll be the latter. Murray just said on TV that the conditions are a little tough out there.
"It's nice to win in straight sets, this is the hottest day we've had for awhile.
"The court is playing a lot quicker because of it, so it's good to get through in straight sets."
Read the story: Murray advances to second round
Also in the men's draw, Italy's 21st-ranked Andreas Seppi took out Argentine Horacio Zeballos 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the second round.
12:49pm: In other women's singles results Maria Kirilenko has made short work of American Vania King in the second set, sealing the straight-sets 6-4, 6-2 victory in a little over an hour and a half.
12:44pm: We've got another boilover on our hands, with world number 33 Carla Suarez Navarro taking down world number seven Italian Sara Errani 6-4, 6-4 in an hour and 29 minutes. Errani made 30 unforced errors, one less than her Spanish opponent, but Suarez Navarro won all 14 her points at the net and converted 8 of 11 break points.
Remember in 2009 when Suarez Navarro knocked off an even bigger name in Melbourne?
12:40pm: Back in the morning's first marquee match-up, Andy Murray is approaching a straight-sets victory over Robin Haase. He leads 4-1 in the third set over the Dutchman. Meanwhile Sabine Lisicki is fighting back against Caroline Wozniacki, leading the third set 3-1 after the world number 10 evened things up by winning the second.
12:35pm: The end is nigh for Aussie youngster John-Patrick Smith. He's now two sets down to Joao Sousa after dropping the second 6-1.
And German number 25 Florian Mayer might be in a spot of bother too - unheralded American Rhyne Williams has him on the ropes after winning the first two sets 6-2, 6-3. But Mayer's experience could prove to be decisive, with the German leading 4-1 in the third.
12:26pm: On Hisense Arena Caroline Wozniacki has taken the second set 6-3 in 33 minutes over Sabine Lisicki to level the ledger at one set apiece.
12:21pm: Murray has taken the second set in just 26 minutes to lead Haase 6-3, 6-2 on Rod Laver Arena. Meanwhile Aussie hopeful John-Patrick Smith is falling further behind Joao Sousa on Court 7, trailing 4-1 in the second set after losing the first 6-4.
And Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm has upset world number 12 Nadia Petrova 6-2, 6-0. Date-Krumm is 43 in September, remember. It just goes to show some people get better with age.
That's an ugly result for Petrova, who had an incredible 38 unforced errors. A goose egg in the second set is less than ideal too.
Read the story: Date-Krumm stuns Petrova to break Aus Open age record
12:17pm: Over on Rod Laver Arena, Andy Murray has broken Robin Haase to take a 5-1 lead in the second set. Meanwhile Sabine Lisicki has battled back to trail 5-3 in the second set against Caroline Wozniacki after being down 4-0.
12:12pm: On Show Court 2 Maria Kirilenko is on top of Vania King with a 6-4 win in the first set, while Svetlana Kuznetsova has just defeated Lourdes Dominguez Lino in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 on Show Court 3.
Kuznetsova had 27 winners to Dominguez Lino's nine and advances to the second round.
12:08pm: We have our first result of the day, with China's Shuai Peng burying Canadian Rebecca Marino 6-3, 6-0 in just 52 minutes.
Peng hit 15 winners, converted four of five break points and made just 11 unforced errors compared to Marino's 23.
12:01pm: Back on Hisense Arena, Caroline Wozniacki has found her touch to lead Sabine Lisicki 4-0 in the second set. That's why she's in the top 10 I guess.
11:59am: The first of the Australian contingent to play this morning, John-Patrick Smith, is behind after losing a hard-fought first set 6-4 to Joao Sousa on Court 7.
11:54am: After 41 minutes Andy Murray has prevailed, taking the first set over Robin Haase 6-3. The Dutchman put up a good fight in the seventh and eighth games but there was a bit of surrender in the final game of the set.
And Sventlana Kuznetsova has predictably drawn first blood against Lourdes Dominguez Lino, winning the first set 6-2 on Show Court 3.
Meanwhile Hobart International winner Elena Vesnina trails world number 163 Caroline Garcia after losing the first set 3-6.
11:50am: Haase has converted his first break point! The Dutchman forced Murray into a backhand he couldn't control to earn the break point then the Briton played a silly drop shot to lose the point.
11:47am: At Hisense, Sabine Lisicki has taken the first set against 10th seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-2 in just over half an hour. The pair were locked at 2-2 before Lisicki stepped on the go-pedal.
11:45am: Haase holds serve on Rod Laver Arena to keep the first set alive with Murray leading 5-2. Elsewhere, on Margaret Court Arena, Carla Suarez Navarro is up 5-3 over world number seven Sara Errani.
11:40am: On Court 8 Shuai Peng has taken the first set 6-3 from Rebecca Marino, while Andreas Seppi is up a set against Horacio Zeballos after defeating him 6-2 in the first on Court 13.
11:39am: If there's one thing the Briton can do though, it's grind. He takes the sixth point of the first set to lead Haase 5-1.
11:37am: Cracking ace there for Murray as he goes to deuce, but Haase counters to take the advantage and is on the brink of breaking Murray.
11:34am: Haase has his first two break points of the morning with Murray leading 4-1 in the first set. But the Briton isn't willing to let that happen, and he's fought back to 30-40.
11:32pm: We could be in for a grinding battle on Hisense Arena, with Wozniacki and Lisicki trading blows and virtually inseparable at 2-2 in the first set.
11:30pm: Back on Rod Laver Arena Andy Murray has raced to a 4-1 lead in the first set with another break of Robin Haase's service in just 17 minutes.
11:29am: Court 8 sees Shuai Peng of China taking on Canadian Rebecca Marino, with the former dominating 4-1 in the first set.
11:24am: Meanwhile on Show Court 3, Svetlana Kuznetsova has an early 2-1 advantage over Spain's Lourdes Dominguez Lino, while Kimiki Date-Krumm has raced to a 3-0 lead over Nadia Petrova in the first set on Court 6.
11:22am: Murray has two break points in the third point of the first set against Haase. And he's broken serve! Murray goes up 2-1 in the first set.
11:15am: On Hisense Arena Caroline Wozniacki is taking on Sabine Lisicki in their tournament opener.
11:10am: US Open champion and tournament third seed Andy Murray is on court warming up with Robin Haase at Rod Laver Arena.
The forecast for Melbourne today is a pleasant 29 degrees and sunny. Sounds like a good day for tennis to me, and it seem some international pop stars agree.
11:00am: Our radio coverage is officially underway from Melbourne Park with Dan Lonergan, Liz Smiley and Matt Clinch leading the way. Tune in online or on your digital radios.
10:25am: We'll have at least one Australian progress to the second round today thanks to the Duckworth-Mitchell match-up, but we'll be hoping for a lot more than that after a mixed day on the court for the locals on day one.
The ABC's Tim Callanan wraps up a disappointing day for the Aussies which saw Lleyton Hewitt, Matthew Ebden, Ashleigh Barty and John Millman, amongst others, bow out of the tournament.
10:15am: For the more partisan fans out there, there's only one match in town that people have come to see, and that's Bernard Tomic v Leonardo Mayer. Today's showpiece encounter is at 7:00pm on Rod Laver Arena where the Aussie upstart will look to kick on from his Sydney International title triumph.
There's an all-Australian clash to look forward to this year as James Duckworth takes on Ben Mitchell in the second match on Show Court 2, while Marinko Matosevic will be looking to upset Croatian star Marin Cilic.
There's also the small matter of Jarmila Gajdosova battling it out with 20th seed Yanina Wickmayer - that match follows Tomic's on centre court this evening.
Marinko Matosevic v Marin Cilic
|Margaret Court Arena after 11:00am|
James Duckworth v Benjamin Mitchell
|Show Court 2 after 11:00am|
Luke Saville v Go Soeda
|Court 6 after 11:00am|
John-Patrick Smith v Joao Sousa
|Court 7 after 11:00am|
Bernard Tomic v Leonardo Mayer
|Rod Laver Arena after 7:00pm|
Jarmila Gajdosova v Yanina Wickmayer
|Rod Laver Arena after 7:00pm|
10:10am: We have an exceptional start to the morning's play today with US Open champion Andy Murray kicking things off on Rod Laver Arena against Dutchman Robin Haase. He's immediately followed by defending women's champion Victoria Azarenka facing off with Romania's Monica Niculescu, before Roger Federer tees off against Benoit Paire of France.
A potential cracker awaits when 10th seed Caroline Wozniacki takes on 2011 Wimbledon semi-finalist Sabine Lisicki of Germany in the first match on Hisense Arena this morning, before Serena Williams gets her campaign underway against Edina Gallovits.
Keep an eye out for the French foreign legion as well. The showmen will be out in force when seventh seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga takes on Michael Llodra in an all-French clash after Serena's match, before court jester Gael Monfils has a crack at 18th-seed Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov on Margaret Court Arena at 7:00pm.
10:00am: Good morning and welcome to the second day of our Australian Open coverage. You can keep in touch with us via Facebook or Twitter, where we'll be asking for your thoughts on the day's play.
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Australia's James Duckworth celebrates a point during his match against countryman Ben Mitchell on day two of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Tuesday January 15, 2013. (David Crosling: AAP Image)
Switzerland's Roger Federer wipes his head during his men's singles match against Benoit Paire of France on the second day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 15, 2013. (Peter Parks: AFP)
Australian Luke Saville stretches for a return during his match against Japan's Go Soedo on day two of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Tuesday January 15, 2013. (David Crosling: AAP Image)
Defending champion Victoria Azarenka plays a return during her women's singles match against Romania's Monica Niculescu on the second day of the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 15, 2013. (Peter Parks: AFP)
Serena Williams hits the ground with an ankle complaint during her women's singles first round match against Romania's Edina Gallovits-Hall on day two of the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 15, 2013. (Greg Wood: AFP)
Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro plays a return during her women's singles match against Italy's Sara Errani on the second day of the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 15, 2013. (AFP: Manan Vatsyayana)
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark plays a forehand in her first round match against Germany's Sabine Lisicki during day two of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2013. (Getty Images: Michael Dodge)
Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm plays a return during her women's singles match against Nadia Petrova of Russia on the second day of the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 15, 2013. (AFP: William West)
Australia's John-Patrick Smith in action during his first round match against Joao Sousa of Portugal at the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 15, 2013. (AAP: David Crosling)
Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a backhand in his first round match against Robin Haase of the Netherlands during day two of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2013. (Getty Images: Cameron Spencer)
Stefan 'Redfoo' Gordy of the American electro duo LMFAO watches the first round match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Robin Haase of the Netherlands on day two of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2013. (Getty Images: Cameron Spencer)
Lleyton Hewitt of Australia congratulates Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia on winning their first-round match during day one of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park, January 14, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Getty Images: Scott Barbour)
Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia gestures during his match against Lleyton Hewitt of Australia on day one of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park, January 14, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.
(AFP Photo: Greg Wood)
A general view of Rod Laver Arena as Lleyton Hewitt of Australia plays Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia at the Australian Open at Melbourne Park, January 14, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Getty Images: Scott Barbour)
Lleyton Hewitt of Australia celebrates winning a point during his first-round match against Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia at the Australian Open at Melbourne Park, January 14, 2013.
(AFP Photo: Greg Wood)
Ashleigh Barty serves during her 3-6, 6-0, 6-1 first-round loss to Dominika Cibulkova on day one of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park, January 14, 2013. (Getty Images: Julian Finney)
Novak Djokovic plays a backhand winner on his way to victory over Paul-Henri Mathieu of France in the first round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park, January 14, 2013. (Getty Images: Scott Barbour)
Fans cheer during Australian Bojana Bobusic's first-round Australian Open match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in Melbourne on January 14, 2013. (AAP: David Crosling)
Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand during a practice session on day one of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2013. (Getty Images: Lucas Dawson)
Samantha Stosur acknowledges the crowd after her first-round Australian Open win over Taiwan's Chang Kai-Chen in Melbourne on January 14, 2013. (AFP: Greg Wood)
Samantha Stosur of Australia plays a forehand in her first round match against Taiwan's Kai-Chen Chang during day one of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2013. (Getty Images: Ryan Pierse)
Venus Williams of the USA returns a serve in her round one match against Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan, during the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, January 14, 2013. (AAP: Joe Castro)
Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a forehand in her first round match against Olga Puchkova of Russia during day one of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2013. (Getty Images: Scott Barbour)
Crowds gather at the entrance for day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, January 14, 2013. (AAP: David Crosling)