Switzerland's Roger Federer hits a return against Australia's Alex De Minaur during their men's singles first round match on day two of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 16, 2018.
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Twelve-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic has been out of action for six months with an elbow injury, but he too looked the goods in his 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 demolition of American Donald Young.World No. 1 Simona Halep booked her place in the second round, avoiding the first-round exit that befell her in the past two years.Sharapova, still working her way back from a 15-month ban for taking the performance-enhancing substance meldonium in Australia in 2016, showed glimpses of the great tennis that once made her a five-time major winner.The 2008 Melbourne Park champion, now ranked 48, beat Germany's Tatjana Maria 6-1, 6-4 in her first Australian Open match in two years.Canada's Milos Raonic, who has made at least the last eight over the past three years in Melbourne, was bundled out by 86th-ranked Slovakian Lukas Lacko in four sets.
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