In a match that featured contrasting styles as well as playing attire, Maria Sharapova’s Grand Slam comeback featured flashes of her best in a straight-sets win over Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
Gael Monfils used an impeccable serving display to breeze past American Ryan Harrison in his opening-round Australian Open clash on Tuesday.
American Donald Young advances to a second-round meeting with Andreas Seppi after opponent Robin Haase was forced to retire on Tuesday.
Fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska took three sets to overcome a tough challenge from Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva, winning 6-0 5-7 6-2.
Canada's Milos Raonic overcame swirling winds, rising temperatures and a gritty world No.77 to progress to the second round at Australian Open 2014.