Aiava improves, Tsonga entertains on day three at KooyongPosted on January 12, 2017
It was a more enjoyable day at the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic for Australian teenager Destanee Aiava who played much better in her second match of the tournament.
As usual the current world number 12 brought power and charm to the court in his 6-3 7-6 win over the young Croatian who has already been ranked inside the top 50 as a teenager in 2015.
In other results tall Russian Karen Khachanov used his strong serving game to defeat Yoshihito Nishioka 6-4 2-6 (10-3) while Australian teenager Marc Polmans managed to edge Mikhail Youzhny in a super tiebreak.
Friday brings the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic to a close with the male and female finals for the championship draws following the 3rd/4th playoff between Australian Bernard Tomic and Gilles Simon.
The schedule for tomorrow’s play is as follows and match reports can be found below:
|FRIDAY 13 JANUARY – FINALS
Gates open 10am
12:30PM – MATCH #1 – MEN’S 3RD/4TH PLAY-OFF
FOLLOWED BY – MATCH #2 – MEN’S FINAL
FOLLOWED BY – PRESENTATION OF THE PRICELINE PHARMACY KOOYONG CLASSIC TROPHY
FOLLOWED BY – MATCH #3 – WOMEN’S FINAL
FOLLOWED BY – PRESENTATION OF THE PRICELINE PHARMACY KOOYONG CLASSIC WOMEN’S TROPHY
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) def Bora Coric (CRO) 6-3 7-6 Match Report
Destanee Aiava (AUS) def by Wang Qiang (CHN) 4-6 5-7 Match Report
Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) def by Karen Khachanov (RUS) 4-6 6-2 3-10 Match Report
Marc Polmans (AUS) def Mikhail Touzhny (RUS) 2-6 6-2 11-9 Match Report