|Australian Open 2019|
|Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January|
|Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January.|
Britain’s Heather Watson and Harriet Dart suffered heavy defeats in the first round of the Australian Open.
In the opening match on Rod Laver Arena, qualifier Dart was outclassed 6-0 6-0 by five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova.
British number two Watson struggled in the heat, losing 6-1 6-2 to Croatian 31st seed Petra Martic.
Another five Britons are in action on the opening day in Melbourne, including Andy Murray.
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