Day One of the Australian Open By Reuters

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Highlights from the first day of the Australian Open tennis championship at Melbourne Park on Monday. Local time (GMT +11): 11.09 THE GAME BEGINS AT THE 109TH AUSTRALIA OPEN The game started on time under a leaden sky in Melbourne Park with the temperature hovering around 17 degrees Celsius. There was a locally acquired case of COVID-19 reported in the state of Victoria on Monday, a worker at a quarantine hotel not associated with tennis. The championships were delayed for three weeks to allow all players arriving from abroad to be quarantined for two weeks. US Open champion Naomi Osaka faced Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the opening match on the main court, Rod Laver Arena. READ MORE: Australian Open order of play Monday Australian Open ready to pitch after Penpix pandemic palpitations from top male contenders at Australian Open Penpix from top female contenders at Australian Open

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