Six-time champion Novak Djokovic doused big-hitting Fernando Verdasco to win the opening match of his Australian Open title defence.
Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal made light of scorching heat and doubts over their form as they got off to sizzling starts at the Australian Open.
Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic both face a tough start to their attempts for record-breaking titles at the Australian Open.
World number one Andy Murray was tested and Stan Wawrinka lost his cool as stars struggled on a hot first day at the Australian Open.
Stan Wawrinka lines up a shot, but didn't look where he was hitting.
Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer won his first match at the Australian Open Monday after coming off a injury-blighted 2016.
Former winner Stan Wawrinka survived a massive first-round scare to edge Martin Klizan in a five-set thriller at the Australian Open.
Venus Williams says is not at the Australian Open for "kicks and giggles" after grinding past Kateryna Kozlova in two gruelling sets.
Rafael Nadal revealed his battle against chronic pain but said he was hopeful of keeping his Grand Slam career alive with new coach Carlos Moya.
Roger Federer says he is "clearly an underdog" for the Australian Open and admitted to some uncharacteristic nerves on Saturday ahead of the draw.
World number one Andy Murray could face challenges from Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka if he is to reach a sixth Australian Open final.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga says he is targeting a spot in the top 10 as his new year goal after knee injuries hampered his 2016 season.
The world number one is set to be treated as tennis royalty in Australia with the official broadcaster planning to refer to him as "Sir Andy Murray".
Bernard Tomic says he and fellow fiery Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios will always be "just a bit crazy" and people should get used to it.
Angelique Kerber spearheads a host of dangerous players looking to halt Serena Williams' bid for an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam title.