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Aiava improves, Tsonga entertains on day three at Kooyong

Posted 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.

The 19-year-old played some very powerful shots in her 4-6 5-7 defeat to China’s Wang Qiang, proving that her first outing against Sorana Cirstea was severely affect by first-day nerves.

Prior to that match it was Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who provided an entertaining spectacle for the Kooyong crowd against Borna Coric on another hot and sunny day in Melbourne.

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

Gilles Simon v Bernard Tomic

FOLLOWED BY – MATCH #2 – MEN’S FINAL

Ivo Karlovic v David Goffin

FOLLOWED BY – PRESENTATION OF THE PRICELINE PHARMACY KOOYONG CLASSIC TROPHY

FOLLOWED BY – MATCH #3 – WOMEN’S FINAL

Sorana Cirstea v Yanina Wickmayer

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

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