Johanna Konta of Britain serves to Venus Williams of the United States during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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Venus Williams tried to rally, winning two games and getting another break-point chance after falling a set and 5-0 behind, before her 16th trip to the Australian Open finished in a first-round loss to Johanna Konta.No. 21 Ekaterina Makarova, who beat Venus Williams in the first round here in 2014, opened with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Maddison Inglis.No. 2-ranked Andy Murray, a four-time Australian Open finalist, was playing Alexander Zverev on Margaret Court Arena and No. 5 Rafael Nadal was playing fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in a rematch of the epic semifinal here in 2009 .
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