Kiwi doubles players get campaigns underway at Australian Open
All three Kiwi doubles stars are in action on day three of the Australian tennis Open in Melbourne.
Artem Sitak opens his campaign with India's Divij Sharan and they face a tough test against singles players Joao Sousa and Pablo Carreno Busta. Sitak says they are an incredibly dangerous team. The match will be the fourth match on court 12.
"I know that Sousa has made two semi finals in Grand Slams and together they made the final of Rome doubles and we know it is going to be a difficult match because we know those guys compete very well." Sitak said.
Both Michael Venus and Marcus Daniell (pictured) also start their campaigns on Wednesday. Daniell and his Austrian partner Philipp Oswald have an early start playing the first match on court 10 from 1pm NZT against the 6th seeds Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos. Venus and his Australian partner John Peers are the 7th seeds and they start late in the day in the last match on court 22 against Denmark's Freddie Nielsen and Germany's Tim Peutz.