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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 12 December 2018

Rafael Nadal begins bid for second title: Australian Open show courts order of play - Day 1

French Open champion Ostapenko is up first in the Rod Laver Arena while local hope Kyrgios is last in the Hisense Arena.

Rafael Nadal is the top seed at the Australian Open and begins his campaign against Victor Estrella-Burgos. Scott Barbour / Getty Images
Rafael Nadal is the top seed at the Australian Open and begins his campaign against Victor Estrella-Burgos. Scott Barbour / Getty Images

The order of play for the men's and women's singles on Day 1 of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park. All times UAE (+4 GMT)

ROD LAVER ARENA - play starts at 4am

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT x 7) v Francesca Schiavone (ITA)

Venus Williams (USA x5) v Belinda Bencic (SUI)

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x3) v Qualifier

Night session (play starts at 12pm)

Rafael Nadal (ESP x1) v Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM)

Daria Gavrilova (AUS x23) v Qualifier

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MARGARET COURT ARENA - play starts at 4am

Sloane Stephens (USA x13) v Shuai Zhang (CHN)

Matthew Ebden (AUS) v Jon Isner (USA x16)

Samantha Stosur (AUS) v Monica Puig (PRI)

Night session (play starts at 12pm)

Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU) v Caroline Wozniacki (DNK x2)

Qualifier v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x15)

HISENSE ARENA - play starts at 4am

Sofia Kenin (USA) v Julia Goerges (DEU x12)

Timea Babos (HUN) v CoCo Vandeweghe (USA x10)

Yen Hsun Lu (TPE) v Marin Cilic (CRO x6)

Nick Kyrgios (AUS x17) v Rogerio Dutra-Silva (BRA)

SHOW COURT 2 - play starts at 4am

Taylor Townsend (USA) v Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK x19)

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x24) v Kaia Kanepi (EST)

Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) v Denis Shapovalov (CAN)

Yuichi Sugita (JPN) v Jack Sock (USA x8)

SHOW COURT 3 - play starts at 4am

Kevin Anderson (RSA x11) v Kyle Edmund (GBR)

Jaimee Fourlis (AUS) v Olivia Rogowska (AUS)

John Millman (AUS) v Borna Coric (CRO)

Qualifier v Elina Svitolona (UKR)