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.
Aussie Nick Kyrgios won his first main draw match at his home major at the expense of German Benjamin Becker in four tight sets.
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.
Despite sapping heat, former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki wasted little time in advancing to the second round of AO2014 with a 6-0 6-2 win over Lourdes Dominguez Lino.