The talking is over and Melbourne Park is ready for 14 days of sizzling tennis action. Everything is set fair. Now bring it on.
Serena Williams is the woman to beat, but the first-round meeting between Victoria Azarenka and Sloane Stephens leaps out of the draw.
Fashion is always a top talking point at the Slams and what better time to reflect on the best-dressed players on the field at Australian Opens past ... but not forgotten.
Alix Ramsay looks at the ups and downs of a hectic two days of opening-round matches at Australian Open 2015.
Ana Ivanovic’s step-by-step approach has changed the course of a career that looked to have already reached its peak.
Ana Ivanovic, the No.5 seed, has been beaten in three sets by Czech qualifier Lucie Hradecka, 1-6 6-3 6-2.
Eugenie Bouchard and a host of stars will take centre stage on Kids Tennis Day presented by Nickelodeon.
Lucie Hradecka d Ana Ivanovic 1-6 6-3 6-2
Ana Ivanovic pre-tournament interview