Can Andy Murray make it to Wimbledon?
Can Andy Murray make it to Wimbledon?Source: AFP

Andy Murray’s hopes of making his tennis farewell at Wimbledon are in tatters.

The former world No.1 will hang up his racket this year due to an ongoing hip problem.

Though Murray has admitted the upcoming Australian Open could be his last event, he wants to make his bow from the sport at the All-England Club where he is a two-time singles champion.

The 31-year-old went under the knife in an attempt to correct the long-term problem a year ago but remains in pain despite months of rehab.

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ORDER OF PLAY (All courts from 11am AEDT unless stated)

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Rod Laver Arena

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30-Maria Sharapova (RUS) def Harriet Dart (GBR), 6-0 6-0

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James Duckworth (AUS) v 2-Rafael Nadal (ESP)

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Polona Hercog (SLO) v 2-Angelique Kerber (GER)

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From 7pm

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Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) v 3-Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)

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Denis Istomin (UZB) v 3-Roger Federer (SUI)

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Margaret Court Arena

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14-Julia Georges (GER) v Danielle Collins (USA)

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5-Sloane Stephens (USA) v Taylor Townsend (USA)

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Not before 3pm

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27-Alex de Minaur (AUS) v Pedro Sousa (POR)

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From 7pm

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15-Ashleigh Barty (AUS) v Luksika Kumkhum (THA)

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6-Marin Cilic (CRO) v Bernard Tomic (AUS)

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Melbourne Arena

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5-Kevin Anderson (RSA) v Adrian Mannarino (FRA)

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Maria Sakkari (GRE) v 22-Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)

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13-Kyle Edmund (GBR) v Tomas Berdych (CZE)

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Not before 6pm

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22-Roberto Bautista Agust (ESP) v Andy Murray (GBR)

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8-Petra Kvitova (CZE) v Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)

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1573 Arena

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19-Caroline Garcia (FRA) def Jessika Poncet (FRA), 6-2 6-3

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20-Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) v Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)

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Alison Riske (USA) v 9-Kiki Bertens (NED)

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Matthew Ebden (AUS) v Jan-Lennard Struff (GER)

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Court 3

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11-Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) def Anna Kalinskaya (RUS), 6-1 6-4

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14-Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) v Matteo Berrettini (ITA)

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Ellen Perez (AUS) v Yafan Wang (CHN)

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Feliciano Lopez (ESP) v Jordan Thompson (AUS)

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Other Aussies in action

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Court 7

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First match: Astra Sharma (AUS) v Priscilla Hon (AUS)

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Second match: Paula Badosa Gibert (ESP) v Kimberly Birrell (AUS)

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Fourth match: Federico Delbonis (ARG) v John Millman (AUS)

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Court 8

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Second match: Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) v Zoe Hives (AUS)

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Court 13

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Second match: Jason Kubler (AUS) v Thomas Fabbiano (ITA)

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Court 14

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Third match: Marc Polmans (AUS) v Denis Kudla (USA)

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Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has made an early statement at the Australian Open.

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The 31-year-old claimed the first double bagel of the tournament, taking just over an hour to beat British qualifier Harriet Dart 6-0, 6-0, who left the court in tears.

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With the temperature starting to sear inside Rod Laver Arena and around Melbourne Park, the Russian ensured she spent as little time in the sun as possible on Monday, closing out the match in 63 minutes.

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The match wasn’t without mild controversy though.

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Sharapova was cited for taking too long to commence her serve, then took her time to return to Dart, too, prompting seven-time doubles Grand Slam champion John Fitzgerald to take a swipe at her.

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“You’re not meant to do that – you’re meant to play to the server’s speed,” John Fitzgerald said on Channel Nine.

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While Hart didn’t collect a game in her second Grand Slam appearance, she doesn’t leave Melbourne empty-handed.

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The London born 22-year-old departs with $75,000 in the bank.

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Sharapova will now face Rebecca Peterson on Wednesday after the Swede beat Romanian Sorana Cirstea in the opening round.

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