It was only a fortnight ago Johanna Konta and Ajla Tomljanovic met at the second round of the Brisbane International, however, it was the Brit who would have the victory in a three-set thriller. 

Tomljanovic broke early on to take a 2-0 lead in the first set, but she wasn't able to hold as Konta leveled the scores quickly.

After that, neither player could be separated with a tiebreak set to decide the set but unforced errors were the Australian's undoing.

Finding another gear for the second, Tomljanovic was able to force a decider but her momentum was stifled after Konta took a long break to go off the court.

No one was able to find an extra edge with the longest game coming in the third when Konta almost broke so the game was headed to a tiebreak using the new format. 

There was no denying Konta this time around, as she stormed homing winning three straight points.

Dasha Gavrilova also had a tough day at Melbourne Park with Tamara Zidansek advancing to the second round with a 7-5 6-3 win.

In was the Slovenian's second Grand Slam, having made her debut at the US Open last year.

Despite some brilliant plays from the Australian, which saw her expose Zidansek slow turning, the world no.163 was clinic when it came to high tension moments, winning 57 percent of the breakpoints.

American Madison Keys defeated Australian teenager Destanee Aiava in straight sets 6-2 6-2.

Wednesday's schedule
Ash Barty v Yafan Wang on Rod Laver following Slone Stephens and Timea Babos at 11am AEDT.

Zoe Hives v Caroline Garcia on 1573 Arena at 11am AEDT

Astra Sharma v Maria Sakkari on Court 3 following the men's singles match at 11am AEDT

Donna Vekińá v Kim Birrell on Court 3 following Sharma v Sakkari.¬†