Gallery: The story from day one at the Australian Open
We give you a pictorial of the opening day’s action at the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund caused one of the early upsets as he beat US Open finalist and 11th seed Kevin Anderson.
US Open champion Sloane Stephens was also sent packing in the first round as she lost against Zhang Shuai.
Stephens’s compatriot and last year’s Australian Open runner-up Venus Williams was another high-profile casualty.
Some early cleaning to be done at Melbourne Park as everything needs to be spick-and-spain.
But Caroline Wozniacki had no problems seeing off Mihaela Buzarnescu in straight sets.
French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko was another victory on day one.
Top seed and world No 1 Rafael Nadal was too good for Victor Estrella Burgos. Maybe his outfit was too bright?
Nick Kyrgios also claimed a straight sets win over Rogerio Dutra Silva.
Then there was Grigor Dimitrov, whose outfit was either inspired by liquorice all sorts or salmon, beating Dennis Novak.
Crowd favourite Marcos Baghdatis beat Yuki Bhambri from India in straight sets.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga took a tumble in his match against Kevin King, but still won in straight sets.
Novak Djokovic hits back at allegations of being ‘selfish, difficult and ungrateful’
Djokovic says he finds it tough to be ‘a mere onlooker’.
Australian Open boss defends ‘better deal’ for the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams
Big-name players self-isolating in Adelaide.
Rotterdam Open boss reveals delight as ‘one of his all-time favourite players’ Rafael Nadal joins field
Rafael Nadal will return to Rotterdam.
Roberto Bautista Agut says quotes comparing quarantine to ‘jail, but with WiFi’ was ‘taken out of context’
Roberto Bautista Agut issues an apology.
More coronavirus cases linked to arrivals for Australian Open
Australian Open boss said the safety of the Victorian community will not be compromised.
Big boost for LTA’s innovation drive as it signs deal with UK distributor of the Slinger Bag
LTA signs deal with Framework Sports & Marketing Ltd.
Australian Open chief defends Novak Djokovic over quarantine note, saying ‘they were suggestions’
Craig Tiley jumps to Novak Djokovic’s defence.
Quarantine remains in place for 72 players ahead of Australian Open
Two Covid-19 cases have been deemed viral shedding.
EXCLUSIVE – British Davis Cup captain Leon Smith recalls sitting next to Judy Murray as her son won Wimbledon
We talk to Leon Smith about his coaching journey.
Australian Open tension boiling over as players, pundits, ex-pros, fans involved in social media spats
It’s all kicking off on social media.