Australian Open schedule and UK start times: Order of play for Saturday January 25

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The order of play for Saturday January 25 has been announced for the 2020 Australian Open.

Women's second seed Karolina Pliskova kicks off the action at Rod Laver Arena against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, before reigning Wimbledon women's champion Simona Halep battles Yulia Putintseva and Rafael Nadal takes on Davis Cup and ATP Cup team-mate Pablo Carreno Busta in an all-Spanish affair.

The evening session sees Elina Svitolina meet another Spaniard in Garbine Muguruza, before men's fourth seed Daniil Medvedev resumes his campaign against Australia's Alexei Popyrin.

Here’s the full Australian Open schedule for Saturday 25th January (with UK start times)

Rod Laver Arena

Midnight: (30) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus) v (2) Karolina Pliskova (Cze)

Not before 1:30am: Yulia Putintseva (Kaz) v (4) Simona Halep (Rom), (1) Rafael Nadal (Spa) v (27) Pablo Carreno Busta (Spa)

Not before 8am: (5) Elina Svitolina (Ukr) v Garbine Muguruza (Spa), (4) Daniil Medvedev (Rus) v Alexei Popyrin (Aus)

Margaret Court Arena

Midnight: Camila Giorgi (Ita) v (17) Angelique Kerber (Ger), (6) Belinda Bencic (Sui) v (28) Anett Kontaveit (Est)

Not before 3am​: (29) Taylor Fritz (U.S) v (5) Dominic Thiem (Austria)

Not before 8am: Fernando Verdasco (Spa) v (7) Alexander Zverev (Ger), Zarina Diyas (Kaz) v (9) Kiki Bertens (Ned)

Melbourne Arena

Midnight: Mansour Bahrami (Fra) & Fabrice Santoro (Fra) v Wayne Ferreira (Rsa) & Gordan Ivanisevic (Cro)

Not before 2am: (10) Gael Monfils (Fra) v Ernests Gulbis (Lat), (16) Elise Mertens v Catherine Bellis (USA)

Not before 7:50am: (23) Nick Kyrgios (Aus) v (16) Karen Khachanov (Rus)

1573 Arena

Midnight: James Duckworth (Aus) & Marc Polmans (Aus) v (5) Wesley Koolhof (Ned) & Nikola Mektic (Cro)

Not before 1:30am: (19) Donna Vekic (Cro) v Iga Swiatek (Pol), (11) David Goffin (Bel) v (17) Andrey Rublev (Rus), Iga Swiatek (Pol) & Lukasz Kubot (Pol) v Ellen Perez (Aus) & Luke Saville (Aus)

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