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Order of play for the main showcourts on Thursday 19 January at the Australian Open in Melbourne. A full schedule of play can be found here.

Rod Laver Arena 11:00 am (0000 GMT)

  • Jamie Hampton (USA) v Maria Sharapova (RUS No 4)

Not Before 12:30 pm

  • Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) v Serena Williams (USA  No 12)
  • Novak Djokovic (SRB No 1) v Santiago Giraldo (COL)

Not before 7:00 pm

  • Jelena Dokic (AUS) v Marion Bartoli (FRA No 9)

Followed by

  • Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) v Andy Roddick (USA No 15)

Hisense Arena 11:00 am

  • Michaella Krajicek (NED) v Ana Ivanovic (SRB No21)

Followed by

  • Ricardo Mello (BRA) v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA No 6)
  • Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) v Petra Kvitova (CZE No 2)
  • Andy Murray (GBR No 4) v Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

Margaret Court Arena 11:00 am

  • Vera Zvonareva (RUS No 7) v Lucie Hradecka (CZE)

Followed by

  • Janko Tipsarevic (SRB No 9) v James Duckworth (AUS)
  • Matthew Ebden (AUS) v Kei Nishikori (JPN No 24)

Not before 7:00pm

  • Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) v Gael Monfils (FRA No 14)

Show Court 2 11:00 am

  • Sara Errani (ITA) v Nadia Petrova (RUS No 29)

Followed by

  • Ryan Sweeting (USA) v David Ferrer (ESP No 5)
  • Sabine Lisicki (GER No 14) v Shahar Peer (ISR)
  • Viktor Troicki (SRB No 19) v Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)

Show Court 3 11:00 am

  • Milos Raonic (CAN No 23) v Philipp Petzschner (GER)

Followed by

  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS No 15) v Vania King (USA)
  • Andrey Golubev (KAZ) v Richard Gasquet (FRA No 17)
  • Sloane Stephens (USA) v Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS No 18)

Source: AFP