Australian Open results today LIVE: Roger Federer in action; Serena Williams and Djokovic through

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Welcome back to the Evening Standard’s live coverage of the 2020 Australian Open.

We begin our coverage with one of the few remaining British players, Heather Watson, fighting from a set down to beat Kristyna Pliskova on Court 12.

Reigning women’s champion Naomi Osaka was victorious on Margaret Court Arena where she defeated Saisai Zheng in straight sets and will face Coco Gauff in the third round.

But it was an unhappy ending for Dan Evans as the British number one lost in straight sets to Yoshihito Nishioka.

Home favourite Ash Barty eased past Polona Hercog on Rod Laver, with Novak Djokovic easing to a straight sets victory over Japan's Tatsuma Ito.

Serena Williams overcame an erratic performance at the Australian Open on Wednesday to beat Slovenian Tamara Zidansek 6-2, 6-3, with Roger Federer still to come in the ‘evening session’.

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Tuesday’s Australian Open results

Men's Singles 1st round: (10) Gael Monfils (Fra) bt Yen-Hsun Lu (Tpe) 6-1 6-4 6-2, (29) Taylor Harry Fritz (USA) bt Tallon Griekspoor (Ned) 6-3 6-3 6-3, (4) Daniil Medvedev (Rus) bt Frances Tiafoe (USA) 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-2, (23) Nick Kyrgios (Aus) bt Lorenzo Sonego (Ita) 6-2 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-1), (11) David Goffin (Bel) bt Jeremy Chardy (Fra) 6-4 6-3 6-1, Pierre-Hugues Herbert (Fra) bt Cameron Norrie (Gbr) 7-5 3-6 3-6 7-5 6-4, Federico Delbonis (Arg) bt Joao Sousa (Por) 6-3 6-4 7-6 (7-3), Jaume Munar (Spa) bt Hugo Gaston (Fra) 7-5 5-7 6-0 6-3, (7) Alexander Zverev (Ger) bt Marco Cecchinato (Ita) 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 6-3, Pedro Martinez Portero (Spa) bt Dominik Koepfer (Ger) 6-3 6-4 7-5, Ivo Karlovic (Cro) bt Vasek Pospisil (Can) 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 7-5, Gilles Simon (Fra) bt Pablo Cuevas (Uru) 6-1 6-3 6-3, Alejandro Tabilo (Chi) bt Daniel Elahi Galan (Col) 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-7 (6-8) 6-4, (19) John Isner (USA) bt Thiago Moura Monteiro (Bra) 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (7-5), Kevin Anderson (Rsa) bt Ilya Ivashka (Blr) 6-4 2-6 4-6 6-4 7-6 (10-8), Egor Gerasimov (Blr) bt Casper Ruud (Nor) 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 4-6 7-6 (10-6), Jordan Thompson (Aus) bt Alexander Bublik (Kaz) 6-4 6-3 6-2, (1) Rafael Nadal (Spa - pictured) bt Hugo Dellien (Bol) 6-2 6-3 6-0, Mikael Ymer (Swe) bt Yasutaka Uchiyama (Jpn) 6-4 6-1 6-2, (15) Stan Wawrinka (Swi) bt Damir Dzumhur (Bih) 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-4, Michael Mmoh (USA) bt Pablo Andujar (Spa) 6-1 6-4 6-4, (27) Pablo Carreno-Busta (Spa) bt Jozef Kovalik (Svk) 6-4 3-6 6-1 7-6 (7-2), Filip Krajinovic (Ser) bt Quentin Halys (Fra) 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (7-1) 3-6 4-6 7-5, Ernests Gulbis (Lat) bt (20) Felix Auger-Aliassime (Can) 7-5 4-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-4, Fernando Verdasco (Spa) bt Evgeny Donskoy (Rus) 7-5 6-2 6-1, Alexei Popyrin (Aus) bt (28) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 6-1 0-0 ret, Andreas Seppi (Ita) bt Miomir Kecmanovic (Ser) 6-4 6-4 7-6 (7-3), (26) Nikoloz Basilashvili (Geo) bt Soon Woo Kwon (Kor) 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 7-5 3-6 6-3, Yuichi Sugita (Jpn) bt Elliot Benchetrit (Fra) 6-2 6-0 6-3, Alex Bolt (Aus) bt Albert Ramos-Vinolas (Spa) 7-6 (7-1) 1-6 6-7 (5-7) 6-1 6-4, (17) Andrey Rublev (Rus) bt Christopher O'Connell (Aus) 6-3 0-6 6-4 7-6 (7-5), Peter Gojowczyk (Ger) bt Christopher Eubanks (USA) 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 4-6 6-0, Jannik Sinner (Ita) bt Max Purcell (Aus) 7-6 (7-2) 6-2 6-4, (14) Diego Sebastian Schwartzman (Arg) bt Lloyd George Harris (Rsa) 6-4 6-2 6-2, Marin Cilic (Cro) bt Corentin Moutet (Fra) 6-3 6-2 6-4, Tatsuma Ito (Jpn) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran (Ind) 6-4 6-2 7-5, (32) Milos Raonic (Can) bt Lorenzo Giustino (Ita) 6-2 6-1 6-3, (9) Roberto Bautista Agut (Spa) bt Feliciano Lopez (Spa) 6-2 6-2 7-5, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (Spa) bt Norbert Gombos (Svk) 4-6 6-4 2-6 6-3 6-2, (31) Hubert Hurkacz (Pol) bt Dennis Novak (Aut) 6-7 (4-7) 1-6 6-2 6-3 6-4, (12) Fabio Fognini (Ita) bt Reilly Opelka (USA) 3-6 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 6-3 7-6 (10-5), John Millman (Aus) bt Ugo Humbert (Fra) 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 1-6 7-5, (21) Benoit Paire (Fra) bt Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (Ger) 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-7 (2-7) 6-0, Christian Garin (Chi) bt Stefano Travaglia (Ita) 6-4 6-3 6-4, (5) Dominic Thiem (Aut) bt Adrian Mannarino (Fra) 6-3 7-5 6-2, Tommy Paul (USA) bt Leonardo Mayer (Arg) 4-6 6-4 6-4 6-4, (16) Karen Khachanov (Rus) bt Mario Vilella Martinez (Spa) 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 6-3, Tennys Sandgren (USA) bt Marco Trungelliti (Arg) 6-1 6-4 7-5, Marc Polmans (Aus) bt Mikhail Kukushkin (Kaz) 6-4 6-3 4-6 6-7 (8-10) 6-4.

Women's Singles 1st round: Anastasia Rodionova (Aus) bt Kateryna Bondarenko (Ukr) 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-0, Anna Blinkova (Rus) bt Jasmine Paolini (Ita) 7-5 6-4, (26) Danielle Collins (USA) bt Vitalia Diatchenko (Rus) 6-1 3-6 6-4, Alize Cornet (Fra) bt Monica Niculescu (Rom) 5-7 6-1 6-0, Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) bt (15) Marketa Vondrousova (Cze) 6-2 4-6 6-4, Harriet Dart (Gbr - Pictured) bt Misaki Doi (Jpn) 2-6 6-4 7-6 (10-6), (17) Angelique Kerber (Ger) bt Elisabetta Cocciaretto (Ita) 6-2 6-2, Priscilla Hon (Aus) bt Kateryna Kozlova (Ukr) 6-3 6-4, Ajla Tomljanovic (Aus) bt (31) Anastasija Sevastova (Lat) 6-1 6-1, Greet Minnen (Bel) bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Blr) 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 7-5, Zarina Diyas (Kaz) bt (21) Amanda Anisimova (USA) 6-3 4-6 6-3, Camila Giorgi (Ita) bt Antonia Lottner (Ger) 6-3 6-3, Lauren Davis (USA) bt Leylah Annie Fernandez (Can) 6-4 6-2, Garbine Muguruza (Spa) bt Shelby Rogers (USA) 0-6 6-1 6-0, Yulia Putintseva (Kaz) bt Su-Wei Hsieh (Tpe) 6-1 6-3, Laura Siegemund (Ger) bt Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 6-1 6-4, Catherine Cartan Bellis (USA) bt Tatjana Maria (Ger) 6-0 6-2, (5) Elina Svitolina (Ukr) bt Katie Boulter (Gbr) 6-4 7-5, (20) Karolina Muchova (Cze) bt Kirsten Flipkens (Bel) 6-3 2-6 7-6 (10-7), (9) Kiki Bertens (Ned) bt Irina-Camelia Begu (Rom) 6-1 6-4, (4) Simona Halep (Rom) bt Jennifer Brady (USA) 7-6 (7-5) 6-1, (23) Dayana Yastremska (Ukr) bt Kaja Juvan (Slo) 6-1 6-1, Ons Jabeur (Tun) bt (12) Johanna Konta (Gbr) 6-4 6-2, (22) Maria Sakkari (Gre) bt Margarita Gasparyan (Rus) 6-2 6-2, Fiona Ferro (Fra) bt Alison Van Uytvanck (Bel) 6-2 6-1, Polona Hercog (Slo) bt Rebecca Peterson (Swe) 6-3 6-3, Caroline Garcia (Fra) bt Madison Brengle (USA) 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 6-2, (2) Karolina Pliskova (Cze) bt Kristina Mladenovic (Fra) 6-1 7-5, (6) Belinda Bencic (Swi) bt Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (Svk) 6-3 7-5, Nao Hibino (Jpn) bt Shuai Peng (Chn) 4-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-3, (10) Madison Keys (USA) bt Daria Kasatkina (Rus) 6-3 6-1, (18) Alison Riske (USA) bt Yafan Wang (Chn) 7-6 (7-5) 2-6 6-3, (29) Elena Rybakina (Kaz) bt Bernarda Pera (USA) 6-3 6-2, (19) Donna Vekic (Cro) bt Maria Sharapova (Rus) 6-3 6-4, Arantxa Rus (Ned) bt Magda Linette (Pol) 1-6 6-3 6-4, Jelena Ostapenko (Lat) bt Ludmilla Samsonova (Rus) 6-1 6-4