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Aussie Whittington retires hurt against Youzhny

Posted on January 11, 2017

The start of day two at the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic was a disappointing morning for Australian youngster Andrew Whittington who was forced to retire against Russian Mikhail Youzhny. In just the seventh game of the match with the score at 30-40 on serve the 23-year-old stretched out for a forehand on the right […]

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PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 03:  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates victory over Kei Nishikori of Japan during the Mens Singles third round match on day four of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on November 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Tsonga comes to Kooyong for Coric exhibition

Posted on January 11, 2017

French star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will give the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic a headline exhibition match on Thursday 12 January against young gun Croatian Borna Coric. The 31-year-old, who is currently ranked number 12 in the world, will be using the match to prepare for the upcoming Australian Open and is sure to entertain the […]

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Big men shine, Aussies come up short on day one at Kooyong

Posted on January 10, 2017

The opening day of the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic provided four quality matches on a hot Melbourne afternoon but neither of the Australian players on show were able to win their first match. In the first of the men’s championships matches, Croatian Ivo Karlovic was added to the group following the late withdrawal of […]

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Tommy Haas of Germany hits a backhand return during his match against Jerzy Janowicz of Poland on the first day of the Kooyong Classic tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 10, 2017. / AFP / William WEST / IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE        (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

Janowicz accepts late call up, defeats returning Haas

Posted on January 10, 2017

Despite very late notice of an offer to play at the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic, big-serving Jerzy Janowicz from Poland was able to defeat Tommy Haas in a super tiebreak. The 26-year-old dropped the first set to the veteran German but rallied to win the second set and deciding 10-point match tiebreak 5-7 6-4 […]

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Ivo Karlovic of Croatia hit a backhand return against Gilles Simon of France during their match on the first day of the Kooyong Classic tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 10, 2017. / AFP / William WEST / IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE        (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

Karlovic edges Simon with big serve in super tiebreak

Posted on January 10, 2017

Unsurprisingly it was a strong serving game from Croatian Ivo Karlovic that decided his match with Gilles Simon in a super tiebreak at the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic. The 37-year-old big man was able to keep the points short for much of the contest eventually getting the win 6-4 6-7 (10-7) in one hour […]

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Destanee Aiava of Australia plays a backhand shot in her match against Saurian Cirstea of Romania during day one of the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Classic at Kooyong on January 10, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Cirstea beats nervy Aussie Aiava at Kooyong

Posted on January 10, 2017

It was a nervous start for Australian teenager Destanee Aiava in her debut at the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic before succumbing to Romanian Sorana Cirstea 6-1 7-6 in one hour and 13 minutes. The first set was over in a flash for the 16-year-old who showed obvious signs of tension, often being beaten for […]

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Borna Coric of Croatia a plays a forehand shot in his match against Andrew Whittington of Australia during day one of the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Classic at Kooyong on January 10, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Coric defeats local Whittington in opener at Kooyong

Posted on January 10, 2017

The opening match of the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic went to Croatian Borna Coric who defeated Australian youngster Andrew Whittington 6-3 6-4 in one hour and 20 minutes. Conditions were hot and still for the first day of the 29th edition of the tournament and the points were rather short between the pair in […]

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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 03:  Destanee Aiava of Australia celebrates winning her match against Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States on day three of the 2017 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 3, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Improvement the focus for Destanee Aiava at 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic

Posted on January 9, 2017

Australian teenager Destanee Aiava will be focusing on improving her game at the professional level at the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic as she prepares to be the first player born this century to play in a Grand Slam. The 16-year-old will play in the first women’s match in two decades at the traditional pre-Australian […]

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20:  Andrew Whittington of Australia plays a backhand in his first round doubles match against Gilles Muller of Luxembourg and Mahesh Bhupathi of India during day three of the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Wildcard Whittington takes final Kooyong spot

Posted on January 3, 2017

Kooyong Foundation scholarship holder and Australian Open wildcard Andrew Whittington has been handed the perfect Australian Open preparation with the final spot in the 10-man field for next week’s 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic. Currently ranked as world 170 on the ATP rankings, the 23-year-old succumbed to illness in the semi-final of the Australian Open […]

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25:  Destanee Aiava of Australia in action in her match against Tamachan Momkoonthod of Thailand during the Australian Open 2015 Junior Championships at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Wayne Taylor/Getty Images)

Australian teenage star Destanee Aiava added to Kooyong draw – Women’s field expands to four

Posted on December 22, 2016

Australian teenage prodigy Destanee Aiava has been added to the women’s draw of the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic along with China’s second highest ranked player Qiang Wang. 16-year-old Aiava, who is the Australian Junior Champion and also a Kooyong Foundation scholarship holder, will replace compatriot Ajla Tomljanovic who was forced to withdraw from the […]

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