Most of the top seeds in the Women’s and Men’s Open draws successfully navigated their first-up assignments on Day 2 of the 2018 Championships.
After receiving automatic qualification into the second round, the top eight seeds in the respective draws kicked off their Australian Open campaign at the Mulgrave Country Club on Thursday night.
In the Women’s Open, all seeded players bar three progressed through to the third round.
While Jessica Turnbull  was eliminated from the tournament at the hands of Malaysia’s Ooi Kah Yan, who defeated the Queenslander in four
Fellow Malaysian Low Wee Wern proved to be too good for New Zealand’s Abbie Palmer  in round three.
The news on the other hand wasn not so good for Wern’s Malaysian compatriot Wen Li Lai  however
Who fell in straight games to Egypt’s Hana Ramadan.
Australian 2018 Commonwealth Games teammates Christine Nunn  and Sarah Cardwell 
Breezed through their opening matches, while fellow tournament fancies in Hong Kong duo Ho Tze-Lok  and Tong Tsz-Wing  and Malaysia’s Rachel Arnold  also made it through to Friday’s Quarter Finals.
In Men’s Open matches last night, tournament favourites Rex Hedrick  and Josh Larkin  made solid starts to their campaigns with straight-game wins.
Hometown favourite Hedrick accounted for Malaysia’s Ryan Pasqual, while last year’s Australian Open Men’s runner-up Larkin was too strong for Queenslander Joel Luca.
Unfortunately for fellow Australian top seeds Rhys Dowling  and Thomas Calvert 
Their stay in Melbourne were short-lived after going down to Japan’s Ryunosuke Tsukue and New Zealand’s Luke Williams respectively.
Switzerland’s Dimitri Steinmann , Malaysia’s Mohd Syafiq Kamal , France’s Sebastien Bonmalais 
Last but not least, New Zealand’s Evan Williams were the other seeded players to progress to the final eight in the draw.
The matches continues later today.