It's a mega album with the women's doubles competition being in full swing on Thursday. 

Ash Barty and Victoria Azarenka paired together for the doubles and after a close contest the Aussie and Belarusian took the win while the duo of Alison Bai and Zoe Hives will also advance to the next round. 

There were a number of highly anticipated match-ups in the women's singles as well including a duel which saw world no.1 Simona Halep pushed for a third set American Sofia Kenin.

The Williams Sisters took to Margret Court and Rod Laver respectively for their second round clashes with both progressing to the third round.