David Ferrer
David Ferrer [Reuters]

Some big names will be in action on day five of the Australian Open 2014. Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer and seventh seed Tomas Berdych are ready to face their respective opponents in the third round. In the women's competition Serena and Venus Williams begin their quest for the doubles trophy while Serena will also look to keep her hopes of winning the trophy on the single's front.

Where to Watch Live

The tournament starts at 12am GMT. Live coverage in the UK is on British Eurosport and British Eurosport 2. Regular updates and live scores are also available on the official website of the Australian Open .


Men's Singles

Jeremy Chardy will face third seed David Ferrer in round three. The Frenchman booked his spot after a hard fought contest with Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov after four sets.

While second ranked Novak Djokovic will face Denis Istomin from Uzbekistan. Djokovic dispatched Leonardo Mayer in the second round while Istomin recovered from a first set defeat to beat Russian Dmitry Tursunov.

The Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych convincingly beat Kenny De Schepper in straight sets in just over 100 minutes, to set up a clash with Damir Dzumhur. The Bosnian's opponent in the second round withdrew midway in the fourth set due to cramps.

Women's Singles

Top seed Serena Williams showed no mercy to Vesna Dolonc in the second round beating the Serbian in straight sets. Williams's opponent in the third round will be Daniela Hantuchova who was engaged a long battle against Karolina Pliskova in the previous round with the third set alone lasting nearly two hours.

Fourth ranked Na Li defeated Swizerland's Belinda Bencic in the last round after a fighting victory in the second set to set up a tie against the Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova. Safarova recovered to beat her compatriot Lucie Hradecka after losing the first set.

Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic [Reuters] Reuters

Former World No 1 Ana Ivanovic will face Australia's Samantha Stosur. The Serbian defeated Annika Beck in the previous round in straight sets. Stosur too achieved victory in straight sets beating Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova in round two.

Men's Doubles

Round One

Australian duo Chris Guccione and Thanasi Kokkinakis will face Croatia's Ivan Dodig and Brazilian Marcelo Melo.

Spaniard's David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco will face Australia's James Duckworth and Matthew Ebden.

India's Leander Paes will team up with the Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek to take on the Czech pair of Lukas Dlouhy and Lukas Rosol.

England's Jonathan Marray will team up with Australia's Paul Hanley to take on America's Bryan Brothers (Mike and Bob) in the first round.

Round Two

Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez convincingly beat Australians Samuel Groth and John-Patrick Smith in the first round. While, Nicholas Monroe and Horacio Zeballos lost out to Max Mirnyi and Mikhail Youzhny to set up the second round clash against the Spaniards.

Romania's Horia Tecau paired with Holland's Jean-JulienRojer to beat Teymuraz Gabashvili [Russia] and Mikhail Kukushkin [Kazakhstan] in the first round.

Women's Doubles

Round One

Serena Williams
Serena Williams [Reuters] Reuters

The Williams [Venus and Serena] sisters will take on France's Kristina Mladenovic and Italian Flavia Penneta.

Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva and Australia's Anastasia Rodionova will face Jarmila Gajdosova [Australia] and Ajla Tomljanovic [Croatia].

Lauren Davis from America teams up with Spain's Lourdes Dominguez Lino to fight Russian duo of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

Round Two

Kveta Peschke [Czech Republic] and Katarina Srebotnik [Slovakia] will now face the Polish pair of Katarzyna Piter and Alicja Rosolka.

Piter and Rosolka easily warded off competition from Olga Govortsova of Belarus and America's Christina McHale while Peschke and Srebotnik required three sets to beat the Romanian duo of Alexandra Cadantu and Simona Halep in the first round.

Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci defeated Mona Barthel and Megan Moulton-Levy in the previous round while Kaia Kanepi and Renata Voracova beat Australians Sally Peers and Viktorija Rajicic to set up the round two clash.

Shahar Peer and Silvia Soler-Espinosa beat Yung-Jan Chan and Janette Husarova in the opening round, while their round two rivals Su-Wei Hsieh and Shuai Peng were victorious against Eva Hrdinova and Paula Ormaechea.