The Australian Open 2020 got off to a frantic start on Monday with the top brass in both men's and women's singles dishing out some superb performances.
The likes of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams registered easy wins.
The momentum was carried on to Day 2.
Several big guns progressed to the second round.
Here are the major happenings.
Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova's first-round exit means she is set to drop out of the world's top 350.
The Russian, who won at Melbourne Park in 2008, lost 3-6, 4-6 to Croatian 19th seed Donna Vekic.
It was Sharapova's second outing since September's US Open because of a shoulder injury.
She isn't sure whether this could be her last appearance here.
World number two Karolina Pliskova overcame Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 7-5 to reach the second round.
Pliskova maintained her 100% record this season after bagging the Brisbane International title this month.
Ons Jabeur beat 12th seed Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2.
"I was fortunate to get myself to be here and thanks to [the organisers for] allowing me to be part of this event. It's tough for me to tell what's going to happen in 12 months' time," said Sharapova, who was given a wildcard.
The Spaniard beat Bolivia's Hugo Dellien 6-2, 6-3, 6-0 against his 72nd-ranked opponent.
"For me personally it has been a very positive start," the 33-year-old said.
"What you want is to win in the first round and, if you can do it in straight sets, even better."
Fifth seed Dominic Thiem made it to the second round after beating Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 7-5, 6-2.
Veteran Stan Wawrinka was made to sweat in a 7-5, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 show against Damir Dzumhur.
31-year-old Marin Cilic sealed a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Corentin Moutet.
14th seed Diego Schwartzman beat Lloyd Harris 6-4, 6-2, 6-2.
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