Aussie juniors start strongly
Australia's junior contingent has started strongly at The Championships with two out of three making it through to the second round on the opening day of play.
Australia’s junior contingent has started strongly at The Championships with two out of three making it through to the second round on the opening day of play.
Thanasi Kokkinakis pulled off a solid 6-3 6-3 straight-sets win over 16th seed Wayne Montgomery of South Africa. Kokkinakis, who was a finalist at the Australian Open boys’ event earlier this year, has just returned to competition following back stress fractures. Kokkinakis will face the winner out of Daniel Windahl and Peter Ashley in the second round.
Kokkinakis was joined by Brad Mousley who defeated local Alexander Sendegeya 6-2 6-4 and will meet either 15th seed Frederico Ferreira Silva or Enzo Couacaud in the second round.
In the girls’ singles event, Sara Tomic was defeated by 13th seed Anett Kontaveit 6-1 6-0.
Still to play their first-round matches are top seed Nick Kyrgios, qualifier Jay Andrijic and Harry Bourchier. Kyrgios is due to face Great Britain’s Evan Hoyt, Andrijic is taking on Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka and Bourchier will play Great Britain’s Julian Cash.
Aussie qualifier Lizette Cabrera will take on 16th seed Ipek Soylu in her opening match in the girls’ event.
There is no play on Sunday; matches will resume on Monday.
Bernard Tomic (AUS) d Richard Gasquet (FRA)  7-6(7) 5-7 7-5 7-6(5)
Sabine Lisicki (GER)  d Sam Stosur (AUS)  4-6 6-2 6-1
Leander Paes (IND)/ Radek Stepanek (CZE)  d Jamie Delgado (GBR)/Matthew Ebden (AUS) 6-4 6-4 6-3
Lukasz Kubot (POL)/Marcin Matkowski (POL)  d Marinko Matosevic (AUS)/Frank Moser (GER) 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-2 6-1
Max Mirnyi (BLR)/Horia Tecau (ROU)  d Samuel Groth (AUS)/ Chris Guccione (AUS) 6-4 6-7(8) 7-6(2) 7-5
Alexander Peya (AUT) /Bruno Soares (BRA)  d Paul Hanley (AUS)/John-Patrick Smith (AUS) 4-6 6-1 6-7(6) 7-5 10-8
James Blake/Jurgen Melzer (AUS/AUT) d Jamie Murray/John Peers(GBR/AUS) 3-6 6-3 6-4 3-6 14-12
John Peers (AUS)/Ashleigh Barty (AUS) d Julian Knowle (AUT)/Shuai Zhang (CHN) 6-7(7) 6-3 6-3
Rajeev Ram (USA)/Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d Raven Klaasen (RSA)/Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 7-6(6) 4-6 6-4
Robert Farah/Darija Jurak (COL/CRO) d Paul Hanley/Hao-Ching Chan (AUS/TPE) 6-2 6-4
Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) d Wayne Montgomery (RSA)  6-3 6-3
Bradley Mousley (AUS) d Alexander Sendegeya (GBR) 6-2 6-4
Anett Kontaveit (EST)  d Sara Tomic (AUS) 6-1 6-0
*Note: there is no play on Sunday 30 June