John Peers and Maddy Inglis are off to the second round of the men’s and women’s doubles respectively of the Australian Open after impressive straight sets victories on Wednesday.
Peers celebrated his first ATP Tour victory alongside new partner Michael Venus, defying tricky windy conditions at Melbourne Park to claim a 7-5 6-3 result over Frederik Nielsen (Denmark) and Tim Putz (Germany) on court 19.
The No.7 seeds will take on Argentinian pair Federico Delbonis and Leonardo Mayer in the second round.
Inglis and fellow Australian Kaylah McPhee celebrated a terrific 6-4 6-1 win over No.14 seeds Yang Zhaoxuan (China) and Lyudmyla Kichenok (Ukraine).
Inglis and McPhee will next face the winners of the first round match between Nina Stojanovic and Darija Jurak and Kateryna Bondarenko and Aleksandra Krunic.
Storm Sanders and Priscilla Hon suffered a tough 6-3 3-6 6-3 three-set loss to American pair Asia Muhammad and Sabrina Santamaria.
Sanders will now team with Marc Polmans in the mixed doubles. Sanders and Polman take on Jelena Ostapenko and Leander Paes in the first round.
Matt Ebden and Alex Bolt also went down 6-4 4-6 7-5 in a tight tussle with Argentinian Andres Molteni and Hugo Nys of Monaco.
Ebden will play mixed doubles with Jess Moore and will take on Darija Jurak and Frabrice Martin in the first round.
Andrew Harris, who made his grand slam singles debut on Monday, is scheduled on Friday for his men’s doubles clash alongside Chris O’Connell.
The pair will take on Marc Polmans and James Duckworth in an all-Australian affair.
Harris is also due to play mixed alongside Arina Rodionova.