Konta - semi-finalist from last year - was the first to go through on the second day of play in Melbourne, defeating Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens 7-5 6-2.
Result: British trio through at Australian Open
By Neil Wilkes, Editor-in-chief | 4y
Johanna Konta, Heather Watson and Kyle Edmund progress to the second round of the Australian Open.
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