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Follow live: Round 2 of the Aussie Open

Roger Federer takes on American qualifier Noah Rubin (10:30 p.m. ET) in his next step to win his first Aussie Open title since 2010 (live on ESPN2 and streaming on the ESPN App/WatchESPN).

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Federer, Kerber settling into groove ahead of second round (3:16)
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Williams: Important to spread the message of equality (1:08)
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Konta wins opening match at Melbourne Park

Johanna Konta has continued her red-hot start to 2017 by seeing off the challenge of Belgian Kirsten Flipkens in the opening round of the Australian Open.

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10hESPN Staff

More from Day 2: Sam Stosur fails again

Samantha Stosur was unable to disguise her anguish after suffering yet another forgettable first-round Australian Open flop in Melbourne.

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Rowdy Baghdatis fans asked to leave (0:45)
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Murray, Lendl brave the heat during serving practice (0:35)
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Serena wins in straight sets to advance at Australian Open (0:47)
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WATCH - Grooving out at the Aussie Open (0:26)
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Konta explains her Aussie moth encounter (0:26)
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Kyrgios fanatics back Aussie favourite (0:30)
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Wawrinka hits Klizan where it hurts (0:25)
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Courier: Tennis needs 'wild horse' Kyrgios

Four-time Grand Slam champion Jim Courier is anointed himself as the number one ticket holder in the Nick Kyrgios fan club after describing the young Aussie tennis star as "good for the game".

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Serena Williams going for milestone major title (2:43)
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1dGaurav Kalra

Mirza primed for return to Slam-winning ways

Unperturbed at the loss of the top spot in the rankings, Sania Mirza is confident of a strong showing at the Australian Open with partner Barbora Strycova.

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2dPete Bodo

The tournament Serena Williams never wants to leave

One-hit wonders, sloping courts and timing around the holidays. That was the Australian Open in its infancy. Now pros like Serena Williams and Roger Federer praise the tournament.

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4dGreg Garber

Roger Federer's secret sauce

It's really not that complicated if you ask Roger Federer. He's hungry and motivated, and he's ready to show the tennis world the damage a 35-year-old aging artist can do at the Australian Open.

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7dJohnette Howard

Who's the next Andy Murray or Novak Djokovic?

With some time and experience, Milos Raonic, Nick Kyrgios, Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev each show promise to be the one to top the rankings.

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7dJohnette Howard

Where the Big Four stand before the Australian Open

After injuries in 2016 for Federer and Nadal, a hit-and-miss year for Djokovic and a new place at the top for Murray, the Big Four will have plenty to prove at the Australian Open.

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Dominant performance by Venus Williams at the Australian Open to move into the third round. While she has a long way to go, it's worth noting that a title in singles or doubles would be her 24th major championship, which would be the fifth most in the Open era.

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