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Australian Open: Andy Murray thrashes Alexander Zverev to enter Round 2

Melbourne: Second-seed Andy Murray produced a dominant performance as he thrashed Alexander Zverev of Germany in straight sets to kick off his Australian Open campaign on a winning note on Tuesday.

Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after victory in his men's singles match against Germany's Alexander Zverev on day two of the 2016 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Pic/AFP
Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after victory in his men's singles match against Germany's Alexander Zverev on day two of the 2016 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Pic/AFP

The 28-year-old Scottish player claimed a 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 triumph over German teenager in a thrilling opening round.

Murray will now lock horns with Australian Sam Groth, who is a holder of the game's fastest serve, in the second round.

In the women's single event, Venus Williams, elder sister of world number one Serena Williams, crashed out of the Australian Open after suffering a 4-6, 2-6 defeat at the hands of Johanna Konta of Australia.

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