British quartet Emma Raducanu, Andy Murray, Heather Watson and Dan Evans have all made it safely through to the second round of the Australian Open, but Harriet Dart and Liam Broady are out.

Notable Men’s Matches on Wednesday

Yannick Hanfmann vs Rafael Nadal R2 – 03:05
Stefan Kozlov vs Matteo Berrettini R2 – 03:35
Alexander Zverev vs John Millman R2 – 09:35

Notable Women’s Matches on Wednesday

Ashleigh Barty vs Lucia Bronzetti R2 – 01:35
Barbora Krejcikova vs Wang Xiyu R2 – 03:05
Madison Brengle vs Naomi Osaka R2 – 08:05

Making her debut appearance at the opening Grand Slam of the year in Melbourne, US Open champion Raducanu was always going to face a stern test of her credentials against American Sloane Stephens, but she raced through the first set without dropping a single game.

Stephens, who is also a former US Open champion, rallied to take the second, but it was Raducanu that came through the decider, prevailing 6-0 2-6 6-1 to set up a second-round clash with Danka Kovinic (Match Result – Kovinic 10/3, Raducanu 1/5).

Speaking after her win, the 17th seed told reporters courtside: “Both me and Sloane put everything out there and it was a very good match.

“We had some great rallies and I’m happy to come through against such a great champion.”

Former world number one Murray also came through in a deciding set in his first-round match against Nikoloz Basilashvili, with the five-time Melbourne finalist claiming a 6-1 3-6 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 win over his Georgian opponent, who he also beat en route to the final of last week’s Sydney Classic.

Murray will face Japan’s Taro Daniel in round two (Murray 2/9, Daniel 3/1 – Match Result) and he has been joined in the second round by British number two Evans, who convincingly beat David Goffin 6-4 6-3 6-0, while in the women’s draw Watson fought back from a set down to beat Egypt’s Mayar Sherif 6-3 5-7 6-2.

However, it wasn’t a completely perfect day for the Brits, as world number 120 Dart found seventh seed Iga Swiatek too hot to handle, losing 6-3 6-0, while British number four Broady was undone in straight sets by home favourite Nick Kyrgios.

Away from the British contingent, there were wins for the likes of Daniil Medvedev, who will now face Kyrgios in a blockbuster second round contest (Kyrgios 5/1, Medvedev 1/8 – Match Result).

There were also wins for Stefanos Tsitsipas and Garbine Muguruza, but Petra Kvitova is out after the two-time Wimbledon champion lost her first-round match with Sorena Cirstea 6-2 6-2.

The second-round action will get underway in Melbourne on Wednesday, with the highlights in the men’s draw including Rafael Nadal’s clash with German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann, while third seed Alexander Zverev will face Australian John Millman.

The pick of the women’s second round matches will undoubtedly be top seed Ashleigh Barty, who is looking to win her home Grand Slam for the first time, taking on Lucia Bronzetti.

Meanwhile, defending champion Naomi Osaka will be up against Madison Brengle.

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