Gallery: The story from day two at the Australian Open

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We give you a pictorial of the second day’s action at the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne.

How good is it to see the elastic-limbed Novak Djokovic back in action? Pretty good, eh. The six-time champion was too good for Donald Young on Tuesday.

Simona Halep had a tough old time against Destanee Aiava as she not only struggled in the first set, but also took a tumble and injured her ankle in the second.

Australian teenager Aiava, though, still came up short against Halep despite her seeming ability to move things with her eyes.

Great Britain’s No 1 Johanna Konta was a straight sets winner over American Madison Brengle.

Third-seed Garbine Muguruza wasn’t at her best, but she still managed to see off Jessika Ponchet.

Gael Monfils was feeling the heat during his victory over Jaume Munar. Next up for the Frenchman is Djokovic.

Canadian Milos Raonic was a first-round casualty as he lost against Lukas Lacko.

Former champion Maria Sharapova is up and running with a straight sets win over Tatjana Maria.

Karolina Pliskova was too good for Veronica Cepede Royg.

Former men’s champion Stan Wawrinka needed four sets to beat Ricardas Berankis.

Defending champion and five-time Australian Open winner Roger Federer was too good for Aljaz Bedene. These shoes were made for winning.

Federer also had to do a post-match interview with comedian Will Ferrell.

Unfortunately British No 2 Heather Watson fell at the first hurdle as she was beaten by Yulia Putintseva.

There was time for some fun away from the court for Denis Shapovalov.

 

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