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Wickmayer too good for Cirstea in wet Kooyong final

Posted on January 13, 2017

Fans were thankful that Yanina Wickmayer and Romanian Sorana Cirstea were keen enough to wait for the rain to clear and play a set to decide the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic women’s title. The Belgian took victory in the reduced match 6-4 against the world number 80 with some strong tennis from the backcourt despite […]

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Goffin edges Karlovic in the rain, wins Kooyong final

Posted on January 13, 2017

Tournament organisers will be thankful to David Goffin and Ivo Karlovic who were good enough to wait nearly five hours to play the final of the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic. In a match that was reduced to one set, the Belgium star defended his title against the world number 20 from Croatia 7-6 in […]

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 13:  Gilles Simon of France plays a forehand shot in his match against Bernard Tomic of Australia during day four of the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Classic at Kooyong on January 13, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Simon hits a set with Australian Tomic at Kooyong

Posted on January 13, 2017

Forecasted rain on the last day of the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic forced organisers to change the match between Bernard Tomic and Frenchman Gilles Simon to a one-set contest. Both players were happy to take any live practice they could ahead of the Australian Open next week and gave the crowd some entertainment ahead […]

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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 […]

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Karen Khachanov of Russia hits a backhand return during his match with Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan on the third day of the Kooyong Classic tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 12, 2017. / AFP / WILLIAM WEST / IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE        (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

Khachanov’s serve gets win against Nishioka at Kooyong

Posted on January 12, 2017

It was power from big man Karen Khachanov that earned him a 6-4 2-6 (10-3) victory against Japanese speedster Yoshihito Nishioka on day three at the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic. The 20-year-old from Russia made sure to make his serving game count and was able to hit a few decisive winners in the super […]

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 12:  Qiang Wang of China plays a backhand shot in her match against Destanee Aiava of Australia during day three of the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Classic at Kooyong on January 12, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Aiava improves in Kooyong loss against Qiang

Posted on January 12, 2017

Australian teenager Destanee Aiava showed significant improvement in her second outing at the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic succumbing to China’s Wang Qiang 4-6 5-7 on Thursday afternoon. The 16-year-old scholarship holder at Kooyong hit the ball hard in the second set and looked much more comfortable on centre court, nearly taking the second set […]

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Goffin beats Tomic, Wickmayer also into final on day two at Kooyong

Posted on January 11, 2017

Defending champion David Goffin was too good for Australian Bernard Tomic on day two of the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic winning through to the final of the men’s championship draw on Friday. The world number 11 from Belgium was in fine form on another hot Melbourne day that provided some tough conditions for the […]

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Jerzy Janowicz of Poland hits a forehand return during his match against Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan on the second day of the Kooyong Classic tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 11, 2017. / AFP / William WEST / IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE        (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

Janowicz gets second Kooyong win against Nishioka

Posted on January 11, 2017

Jerzy Janowicz has proved to be the super sub of the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic after winning his second match of the tournament against Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka. The 26-year-old from Poland followed his win on Tuesday against Tommy Haas, after being asked by tournament director Peter Johnston to play just two hours before the […]

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 11:  David Goffin of Belgium plays a forehand shot in his match against Bernard Tomic of Australia during day two of the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Classic at Kooyong Tennis Centre at Kooyong on January 11, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Tomic halted by defending Kooyong champ Goffin

Posted on January 11, 2017

It took less than an hour for defending champion David Goffin to defeat Australian Bernard Tomic 6-2 6-4 in the second match of the men’s championship draw at the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic. Goffin was pleased with his efforts against the Australian and the way he adjusted to the windy and warm conditions at […]

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