2/5 - Venus Williams to beat Johanna Konta

Johanna Konta enjoyed a fantastic run at last year's US Open - emerging from the qualifiers to reach the fourth round - but her time in Melbourne is likely to end against Venus Williams.

Williams is a seven-time grand slam winner and beat Konta in three sets in Wuhan last season in what was the pair's first and only meeting.

The British No. 1 relishes playing in the head, but Williams should prove too strong for her again in Melbourne.

4/7 - Steve Johnson to beat Aljaz Bedene

Aljaz Bedene endured a Novak Djokovic in the first round of this tournament 12 months ago and, while defeat against Steve Johnson will not be as brutal, it is inevitable.

The American is playing a grand slam event as a seed for the first time in his career, which is a testament to his excellent 2015 season.

"Big Steve" won 36 of his 64 ATP World Tour matches last season and his powerful serve should fire him to victory here.

2/7 - Feliciano Lopez to beat Dan Evans

Qualifying for the Australian Open first round was a valiant achievement for Dan Evans, but the fifth-ranked Brit has a tough draw against No. 18 seed Feliciano Lopez.

The 34-year-old Lopez Lopez is 34, but enjoyed a superb campaign last season by reaching the US Open quarter-finals and Australian Open fourth round.

The Spaniard will have no issues with the searing heat in Melbourne and is capable of another good run this time around.

1/5 - John Isner to beat Jerzy Janowicz

One thing is certain when John Isner and Jerzy Janowicz meet on Court two on Tuesday: there will be aces.

Isner hit a staggering 1,260 last season - a figure which helped him successfully negotiate all of his first-round grand slam matches.

Janowicz has lost three of his last four matches in the majors and will not be able to scare the big American.

2/7 Tommy Robredo to beat Malek Jaziri

This is Tommy Robredo’s 56th grand slam appearance and he will use all of his experience and expertise to progress to round two.

Despite being 31, Malek Jaziri has only ever won 33 matches on the ATP World Tour - a humbling statistic, especially when compared to 33-year-old Robredo's 526.

Anything other than a comprehensive victory for the gritty Spaniard would be a massive shock.

A £10 bet on the five-fold accumulator returns £43.63*.

Australian Open betting

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