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Roger Federer relied on his Grand Slam experience during the most important points to beat Noah Rubin 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday, maintaining his record of never failing to reach the third round at the 18 Australian Opens he's contested.
Europe's team for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France will have an extra captain's pick and is set to contain more in-form players following a revamp of the qualifying system in the wake of a heavy loss to the United States last year.
On paper, Serena Williams' second-round match on Thursday against Lucie Safarova should be no contest.
All the Denver Nuggets needed was a trip across the Atlantic Ocean to find their groove.
The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local):