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Paul Newman is Tennis Correspondent for The Independent.

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Victoria Azarenka in Melbourne

Australian Open 2015: Victoria Azarenka return faces stern test against Caroline Wozniacki

Victoria Azarenka versus Caroline Wozniacki is the sort of match you would expect to see in the closing stages of a Grand Slam tournament, but the Belarusian and the Dane will meet here on Thursday in the second round of the  Australian Open.

Watson was unable to carry her momentum from her Hobart International victory into the tournament

Australian Open 2015: Heather Watson hit by energy crisis on tough day for Britain

Health fears after loss as James Ward and Kyle dmund also beaten in first round

Watson was unable to carry her momentum from her Hobart International victory into the tournament

Australian Open 2015: Unwell Heather Watson suffers defeat to Tsvetana Pironkova as James Ward and Kyle Edmund also in first round exit

Three Briton's crash out of the Australian Open at the first hurdle to leave Andy Murray as the nation's sole representative

Andy Murray

Andy Murray vs Marinko Matosevic: Murray unruffled by 'pig-headed' opinions of Aussie Mad Dog on women coaches

Marinko Matosevic caused offence with view on women coaches but Scot says his next opponent at the Australian Open is 'just a bit different'

Australian fans cheer on during the first round match between Nick Kyrgios of Australia and Federico Delbonis of Argentina

Australian Open 2015: Future looks bright for Australian tennis as six home players advance in Melbourne

A round-up of the first day's action in Melbourne

Andy Murray beat Yuri Bhambri in the first round 6-3, 6-4, 7-6

Andy Murray vs Yuki Bhambri match report: Murray gets his Australian Open campaign underway with straight-sets victory

Murray's 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 victory wasn't the most convincing against the lowest ranked player in the 128-strong field

Australian Open 2015: Aljaz Bedene, the 'Plastic Brit' who has sights set on Novak Djokovic

UK-based Slovenian Bedene feels he can profit from world No 1’s shaky build-up 

Andy Murray of Great Britain is seen with coach Amelie Mauresmo

Australian Open 2015: Andy Murray the role model helping Kyle Edmund, James Ward and Heather Watson campaigns

The British No 1 has been taking time out to help the other Brits competing in Melbourne

Heather Watson has sights set on more titles

Watson won the Hobart trophy on Friday night

Maria Sharapova aims for top return at Australian Open

Sharapova has recovered from her injury problems

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