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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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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