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Time for the first Grand Slam of the year 2015 to begin as Australian Open commences on January 19, Monday at Melbourne Park. The Day 1 of Australian Open 2015 will begin with the biggest names like 4-times Oz Open champion Roger Federer, last year’s finalist and twice winner Rafael Nadal and 2008 champion Maria Sharapova gracing Rod Laver Arena. Also Read - Stefanos Tsitsipas Posts Image of Him in Hospital With Heavily-Bandaged Arm

The top seeds of both men’s and women’s singles – Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will not feature on the opening day. But the day has major highlights in form of the former champions. Roger Federer is expected to sail through easily  to next round as he plays 46th ranked Yen-Hsun Lu in first round but third seed Rafael Nadal has been pitted against a former top-10 player in form of Mikhail Youzhny. Other big names from men’s singles are Andy Murray, Grigor Dimitrov and Tomas Berdych. Also Read - Novak Djokovic on Australian Open 2022 Participation, Remains Tight-Lipped on COVID-19 Vaccine Stance

In the women’s singles, the biggest name to take court is second seed, Russian star Maria Sharapova who begins her title hunt against Petra Martic in the night session. Apart from Sharapova, other big name playing on first day is third seed Simona Halep who faces top-50 ranked Karin Knapp in the opening round. Other big names are Ana Ivanovic, Eugenie Bouchard and Sara Errani.

Complete Order of Play: Australian Open 2015 Day 1 Schedule

Rod Laver Arena
Karin Knapp (It) v (3) Simona Halep (Rom), (5) Ana Ivanovic (Ser) v Lucie Hradecka (Cz), Mikhail Youzhny (Rus) v (3) Rafael Nadal (Sp), Yen-Hsun Lu (Tpe) v (2) Roger Federer (Swi), Petra Martic (Cro) v (2) Maria Sharapova (Rus)

Hisense Arena
Julia Goerges (Ger) v (32) Belinda Bencic (Swi), Sabine Lisicki (Ger) v Kristina Mladenovic (Fr), Tobias Kamke (Ger) v Bernard Tomic (Aus), Samuel Groth (Aus) v Filip Krajinovic (Ser)

Margaret Court Arena
Jarmila Gajdosova (Aus) v Alexandra Dulgheru (Rom), (6) Andy Murray (GB) v Yuki Bhambri (Ind), Irina-Camelia Begu (Rom) v (9) Angelique Kerber (Ger), (7) Eugenie Bouchard (Can) v Anna-Lena Friedsam (Ger), Federico del Bonis (Arg) v Nick Kyrgios (Aus)

Show Court 2
Dustin Brown (Ger) v (10) Grigor Dimitrov (Bul), Caroline Garcia (Fr) v (27) Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus), (7) Tomas Berdych (Cze) v Alejandro Falla (Col), Monica Puig (Pur) v Arina Rodionova (Aus)

Show Court 3
11:00: Alexandre Kudryavtsev (Rus) v Marinko Matosevic (Aus), Yanina Wickmayer (Bel) v (23) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus), An-Sophie Mestach (Bel) v (10) Ekaterina Makarova (Rus), Thanasi Kokkinakis (Aus) v (11) Ernests Gulbis (Lat)

Court 6
Tatjana Maria (Ger) v (21) Shuai Peng (Chn), Blaz Kavcic (Slv) v James Duckworth (Aus), (14) Sara Errani (Ita) v Grace Min (US), Juan Monaco (Arg) v Simone Bolelli (It)

Court 7
Storm Sanders (Aus) v Klara Koukalova (Cz), (20) David Goffin (Bel) v Michael Russell (US), (31) Zarina Diyas (Kaz) v Urszula Radwanska (Pol), Jiri Vesely (Cz) v Viktor Troicki (Ser)

Court 8
Tatsuma Ito (Jpn) v (32) Martin Klizan (Svk), Polona Hercog (Slv) v Qiang Wang (Chn), John Millman (Aus) v (26) Leonardo Mayer (Arg), Kiki Bertens (Neth) v Daria Gavrilova (Rus)

Court 10
Ana Konjuh (Cro) v Magdalena Rybarikova (Svk), Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (Svk) v Chanelle Scheepers (SA), (28) Lukas Rosol (Cz) v Kenny De Schepper (Fr), Malek Jaziri (Tun) v Mikhail Kukushkin (Kaz)

Court 11
Máximo González (Arg) v Lukas Lacko (Svk), Ying-Ying Duan (Chn) v Bethanie Mattek-Sands (US), Jürgen Melzer (Aut) v Victor Estrella Burgos (Dom), (17) Carla Suárez-Navarro (Spa) v Carina Witthoeft (Ger)

Court 12
Ricardas Berankis (Lit) v Igor Sijsling (Neth), Stefanie Voegele (Swi) v Pauline Parmentier (Fr), (22) Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) v Paul-Henri Mathieu (Fr), Roberta Vinci (It) v Bojana Jovanovski (Ser)

Court 13
Jordan Thompson (Aus) v João Sousa (Por), Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp) v Teymuraz Gabashvili (Rus), Silvia Soler Espinosa (Sp) v Annika Beck (Ger), (16) Lucie Safarova (Cz) v Yaroslava Shvedova (Kaz)

Court 15
(29) Jeremy Chardy (Fr) v Borna Coric (Cro), (22) Karolina Pliskova (Cz) v Evgeniya Rodina (Rus), Stephanie Foretz Gacon (Fr) v Christina McHale (US), Ruben Bemelmans (Bel) v (23) Ivo Karlovic (Cro)

Court 19
(14) Kevin Anderson (SA) v Diego Sebastian Schwartzman (Arg), Elena Vesnina (Rus) v Katerina Siniakova (Cz), (15) Tommy Robredo (Sp) v Edouard Roger-Vasselin (Fr), Alexandra Panova (Rus) v Sorana Cirstea (Rom)

Court 20
Renata Voracova (Cz) v Lara Arruabarrena (Sp), Carlos Berlocq (Arg) v (24) Richard Gasquet (Fr), Luke Saville (Aus) v Tim Smyczek (US)

Court 22
Andreas Seppi (It) v Denis Istomin (Uzb), Alison Riske (US) v Oceane Dodin (Fr), Jan-Lennard Struff (Ger) v Dudi Sela (Isr)