By: Mike McIntyre
Photos: Jimmie48 Tennis Photography
Petra Kvitova was playing in her first Australian Open since 2016.
8th seeded Caroline Garcia of France with a routine 7-5, 6-3 win against Germany's Carina Witthoeft.
Garcia will next face 18 year old Marketa Vondrousova who is already ranked 62nd in the world.
The 22 year old Witthoeft is currently ranked 50th in the WTA rankings right now, hovering near her career high.
Donna Vekic raises her arms following a 7-5, 6-3 win against Japan's Nao Hibino. She will face Angelique Kerber next.
Maria Sharapova was fired-up in her return to Melbourne.
Sharapova is one of two players along with Kerber who have won the Aussie Open in their careers. The two are expected to face one another in the third round.
A selfie with her fans after a 6-1, 6-4 win against Tatjana Maria.
The Genie Army has stuck with their player through tough times the past few years.
It's nice to see Bouchard smiling once again on the court. We'll see how long that lasts however as she will next face World No. 1 Simona Halep.