Qualifier Harriet Dart bucked the trend of British disappointment on the second day of action at the Australian Open to record her first main draw victory at Melbourne Park in dramatic fashion.
Former semi-finalists Johanna Konta and Kyle Edmund have both been eliminated from the Australian Open in the first round.
With Andy Murray sidelined through injury, seven British players will compete in the main singles championships at the Australian Open.
Dan Evans brushed off jibes from Tim Henman about his weight and insisted he is in good shape for the Australian Open.
Coco Gauff was sensationally drawn against Venus Williams again in the first round of the Australian Open.
British number one Dan Evans has been drawn to face American Mackenzie McDonald in the opening round of the Australian Open.
With Andy Murray sidelined through injury, six British players have gained direct entry into the main singles draws at the Australian Open.
British number one Dan Evans swept past Alexander Bublik to secure a place in the Adelaide International quarter-finals while Davis Cup team-mate Kyle Edmund also made progress in Auckland.
Leon Smith hopes Great Britain can return to Madrid next year with an even stronger Davis Cup team after narrowly missing out on a place in the final.
Great Britain’s excellent Davis Cup run came to an end with a semi-final defeat by hosts Spain in Madrid.
Rafael Nadal defeated Dan Evans to draw Spain level with Great Britain in their Davis Cup quarter-final in Madrid.