|2020 Australian Initiate|
|Venue:Melbourne ParkDates:20 January to 2 February|
|Protection:Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports actions Further and online; Live textual boom on selected fits on the BBC Sport web pickle and app.|
World quantity two Karolina Pliskova raced by the first field earlier than having to work laborious within the second as she beat Kristina Mladenovic to prevail within the Australian Initiate second spherical.
The Czech took the opener in precisely 25 minutes on her capability to a 6-1 7-5 take.
It used to be a mighty draw for the second seed, with Mladenovic a frail top-10 participant who helped France take the Fed Cup in November.
Pliskova is unbeaten in 2020, winning the Brisbane World this month.
“We had some lovely fits within the past and it used to be mighty mentally within the second field,” acknowledged Pliskova, who had shared a 2-2 file in opposition to Mladenovic earlier than this match.
Within the next spherical, the 27-year-historic will play German world quantity 72 Laura Siegemund or American wild card Coco Vandeweghe, who’s a frail world quantity nine.
There are 96 singles fits taking direct at Melbourne Park on Tuesday after rain disrupted the outlet day’s play.
Pliskova, chasing a predominant Immense Slam title, is joined within the second spherical by Swiss sixth seedBelinda Bencic,American 10th seedMadison Keysand Greek 22nd seedMaria Sakkari, nevertheless British 12th seedJohanna Konta used to be knocked out.
Britain’s Harriet Poke, Katie Boulter and Heather Watson are amongst the ladies in action, with Wimbledon champion Simona Halep and five-time Immense Slam champion Maria Sharapova also playing.
You would apply protection of day two from Melbourne Park on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports actions Further’s Tennis Breakfast expose at 07: 00 GMT, as effectively as are living textual boom commentary on selected fits.