World number one Simona Halep set up a last-16 showdown with Serena Williams at the Australian Open after dispatching the American’s older sister Venus in straight sets in Melbourne.
Caroline Wozniacki’s Australian Open title defence came to an end in the third round as the Danish star suffered a three-set defeat to Russia’s Maria Sharapova in Melbourne.
Latest match start time in Australian Open history and victories for top seeds headline day four in Melbourne
Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep progressed to the third round of the men's and women's singles draws respectively in contrasting fashion on a day which saw the latest start to a match in Australian Open history.
Defending champions Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki booked their places in the third round of the men's and women's singles draws respectively on another intriguing day's play at the Australian Open in Melbourne.
World number one Simona Halep came from a set down to beat Kaia Kanepi and advance to the second round of the Australian Open in Melbourne.
Sir Andy Murray played what could be his final match in tennis on day one of the Australian Open today.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic and the United States' Serena Williams will head into the Australian Open as favourites to win the opening Grand Slam event of the tennis season.
Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray has admitted the Australian Open could be the last tournament of his career, with the Briton targeting retirement at Wimbledon due to a long-standing hip injury.
China's former world number one Liu Shiwen defeated her arch-rival and compatriot Ding Ning, the Olympic champion, to win the women's singles title at the International Table Tennis Federation Australian Open in Geelong.
Commonwealth Games bowls fever prompts deadline extension for Australian Open at Gold Coast 2018 venue
Booming bowls interest Down Under has caused Bowls Australia to extend the deadline for entries to the Australian Open - which will be played at the 2018 Commonwealth Games venue of Broadbeach Bowls Club in the Gold Coast.