• Defending champion and World No.1 Novak Djokovic made a convincing start as he brushed aside France's Paul-Henri Mathieu in straight sets.
  • Juan Monaco was the first big-name casualty as the number 11 seed crashed out in straights to Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov.
  • Janko Tipsarevic ended the hopes of home favourite Lleyton Hewitt with a clinical display.
  • Number four seed David Ferrer safely progressed with a straight sets win over Belgium's Olivier Rochus.
  • Cyprus' Marcos Baghdatis was the last player to win on day one as he got the better of Spain's Albert Ramos after a five-set thriller.
  • Great Britain's Heather Watson needed three sets but eventually overcame the challenge of Romania's Alexandra Cadantu.
  • Venus Williams got her campaign off to a flying start as she dropped just one game in beating Galina Voskoboeva 6-1 6-0.
  • No.2 seed Maria Sharapova went one better as she inflicted a 'double bagel' on compatriot Olga Puchkova. The Russian could meet Williams in round three.
  • In-form fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska recovered from a shaky start to overcome Australian wild card Bojana Bobusic in straights.
  • Local girl Sam Stosur gave the Melbourne crowds something to cheer as she dug deep to see of Chang Kai-Chen of Taipei 7-6 (7/3) 6-3.

Australian Open - Day One

Defending champion and World No.1 Novak Djokovic made a convincing start as he brushed aside France's Paul-Henri Mathieu in straight sets.