MELBOURBE, Australia — Toronto’s Daniel Nestor advanced to the second round of the Australian Open after winning his men’s doubles match on Wednesday.
Nestor and partner Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic needed just 58 minutes to dispatch Tsung-Hua Yang and Cheng-Peng Hsieh of Taiwan 6-1, 7-5.
Nestor and Stepanek rattled off five aces and won 86 per cent of their first-serve points.
Earlier this month, Nestor became the first player in ATP Tour history to record 1,000 doubles victories with a win in the opening round at the Apia International in Sydney.
On the women’s side, Canadian Gaby Dabrowski and Polish partner Alicja Rosolska lost their first-round women’s doubles match in one hour 36 minutes. Dabrowski, from Ottawa, and Rosolska fell 6-1, 7-6 to Johanna Konta and Heather Watson.
Dabrowski and Rosolska double faulted 11 times and had 31 unforced errors to 19 from Konta and Watson.
Westmount, Que., native Eugenie Bouchard played Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska in second-round singles play later Wednesday.