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Novak Djokovic

Defending Australian Open men's singles champion Novak Djokovic and women's world No.1 Serena Williams are the headline acts at Rod Laver Arena on the opening night session of the 2014 tournament.

The order of play has been released for the first day of play at Melbourne Park, and features the night session of Djokovic versus Lukas Lacko, followed by Williams' challenge from Australian wildcard Ashleigh Barty.

The day session on centre court sees two Aussies in action as German ninth seed Angelique Kerber faces local hopeful Jarmila Gajdosova, while Sam Stosur later takes stage against Czech player Klara Zakopalova. The Stosur match follows a men's first-round clash between Spain's world No.3 David Ferrer and Colombian Alejandro Gonzalez.

The full order of play is available here on our website.

At Hisense Arena on Monday, Stanislas Wawrinka, Li Na and Ana Ivanovic are all in action during the day session, while Australian Jordan Thompson is given a chance to shine as he meets 20th seed Jerzy Janowicz.

There is plenty of top-class entertainment on the outside courts on day one, as one of the potential matches of the round in the women's draw - Venus Williams versus Ekaterina Makarova - takes place at Margaret Court Arena, and later on the same court, the entertaining Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis is in action against Denis Istomin.

More information on tickets for the event can be found here.

 

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