Thailand’s Luksika Reaches 2nd Round of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — A look at Day 1 of the Australian Open on Monday, where Thailand’s Luksika Kumkhum defeated Johanna Larsson of Sweden, 6-3, 7-5:

Weather: Mostly sunny, high of 21 Celsius (70 Fahrenheit).

Attendance: Day: 48,149; Night: 24,104; TOTAL: 72,253.

Seeded Men’s Winners: No. 1 Rafael Nadal, No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov, No. 6 Marin Cilic, No. 10 Pablo Carreno Busta, No. 15 Jo-Willfried Tsonga, No. 17 Nick Kyrgios, No. 23 Gilles Muller, No. 24 Diego Schwartzman, No. 28 Damir Dzumhur, No. 30 Andrey Rublev, No. 31 Pablo Cuevas.

Seeded Men’s Losers: No. 8 Jack Sock, No. 11 Kevin Anderson, No. 16 John Isner, No. 18 Lucas Pouille, No. 27 Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Seeded Women’s Winners: No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki, No. 4 Elina Svitolina, No. 7 Jelena Ostapenko. No. 12 Julia Goerges, No. 15 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, No. 19 Magdalena Rybarikova, No. 22 Daria Kasatkina, No. 23 Daria Gavrilova, No. 30 Kiki Bertens, No. 32 Anett Kontaveit.

Seeded Women’s Losers: No. 5 Venus Williams, No. 10 CoCo Vandeweghe, No. 13 Sloane Stephens, No. 24 Dominika Cibulkova, No. 25 Peng Shuai, No. 31 Ekaterina Makarova.

Stat of the Day: 9  Number of U.S. women who lost (out of 10) on day one, out of 16 overall in the main draw.

Quote of the Day: “It was a tough day, and this is a tough sport. This isn’t an indication of anything except we have a lot of depth and we had a bad day”  Nicole Gibbs, the lone American women’s winner.

Featured Matches Tuesday: Defending champion Roger Federer vs. Aljaz Bedene; No. 1 Simona Halep vs. Destanee Aiava; No. 3 Garbine Muguruza vs. Jessika Ponchet; No. 4 Alexander Zverev vs. Thomas Fabbiano; No. 14 Novak Djokovic vs. Donald Young; Maria Sharapova vs. Tatjana Maria.

Tuesday Forecast: Sunny, high of 27 C (81 F).

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