Tomáš Berdych wins in three sets

In tennis, seventh men’s singles seed Tomáš Berdych has eased through the first round of the Australian Open with a straight sets 6:3, 6:4, 6:3 first round win against Kazakh Aleksandr Nedovjesov. There were also wins for Czechs Karolína Plíšková and Lucie Hradecká in the women’s event at the year’s first Grand Slam.