South Africa’s Kevin Anderson was knocked out of the 2021 Australian Open by Italian 9th seed, Matteo Berrettini, losing in straight sets 7-6 7-5 6-3 to exit the tournament in the first round.
Stefanos Tsitsipas advanced past Frenchman, Gilles Simon in straight sets 6-1 6-2 6-1 to progress to the second round of the Australian Open.
Romania’s Radu Albot stunned Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut 6-7 6-0 6-4 7-6 in four sets to progress to the second round of the tournament.
In the women’s event, Venus Williams got knocked out by Sara Errani in straight sets 6-1 6-0 to exit the tournament in the second round, while her sister, Serena Williams progressed to the third round after she beat Nina Stojanovic in straight sets 6-3 6-0 as she bids to claim the title.
Bianca Andreescu was stunned as unseeded Taiwanese, Hsieh Su-Wei defeated her in straight sets 6-3 6-2 in the second round of the tournament.
Women’s World number 1, Ashleigh Barry won 6-0 6-0 in straight sets against Danka Kovinic to qualify for the second round.