Cameron Norrie is through to the second of three qualifying rounds for the Australian Open

Britain’s Cameron Norrie has reached the second qualifying round for the Australian Open, but Liam Broady will not feature in 2018’s first Grand Slam.

Norrie, 22, saw off Filip Peliwo of Canada 6-1 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 in the men’s qualifying singles.

Broady, 24, took the first set against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini but went down to a 7-5 3-6 6-7 (5-7) loss.

Norrie, who turned professional in 2017, faces Australia’s John-Patrick Smith in the second qualifying round.

Laura Robson has not made the women’s singles draw for the first qualifying round, so there will be two British hopefuls in action on Wednesday and Thursday.

Broady’s sister Naomi will take on Liechtenstein’s Kathinka Von Deichmann in the first set of matches at around 23:00 GMT on Wednesday.

Fellow Briton Katie Boulter is second up on court as she faces Kayla Day of the United States.

The Australian Open, which starts on 15 January, will not feature the injured Andy Murray or new mum Serena Williams.


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