The first round of the 2016 Australian Open wrapped up on Tuesday and two big names have been added to the ever-growing list of notable early causalities at Melbourne Park.
While Germany’s Angelique Kerber was able to fight off a looming first-round loss against Misaki Doi, Venus Williams & Simona Halep were less successful. Williams lost to young Briton Johanna Konta, Halep was blasted off the court in straight sets by China’s Zhang Shuai, as the 26-year old was able to win her first ever Grand Slam main draw match.
All this and more can be found in today’s gallery below:
OUR PHOTOS FROM THE PREVIOUS DAYS AT THE 2016 AUSTRALIAN OPEN:
- Monday, January 18th: Main draw play kicks off, Day 1
- Saturday, January 16th: Final stage of qualifying + Kids Day + Williams and Sharapova press conferences
- Friday, January 15th: Draw ceremony, player practices and qualifying action
- Thursday, January 14th: Women’s qualifying action kicks off
- Wednesday, January 13th: Stars practice in scorching temperatures
- Tuesday, January 12th: Melbourne warming up for the big event, player practices