Switzerland's Roger Federer attends a practice session ahead of the Australian Open.
Switzerland’s Roger Federer attends a practice session ahead of the Australian Open.Source: AFP

The lead-up tournaments, exhibitions and training camps are done and dusted — it’s time for the main event of the Aussie summer of tennis.

The 2019 Australian Open gets underway this morning here’s a last-minute guide to the top hopes in the men’s and women’s draws.

FULL DAY ONE ORDER OF PLAY

ADAM PEACOCK RATES EVERY AUSSIE’S CHANCES

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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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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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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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