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30 Years of Big games and Bigger names

Posted on December 19, 2017

The 2018 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic will mark the 30th Anniversary of the much-loved event. For 3 decades, the world’s best players have graced the famed courts of the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club to play their heart out and entertain the country. We take a trip down memory lane and pay homage to the great […]

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Match (on) Point

Posted on December 14, 2017

The Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic gets to the base line of the best attire from our sport’s glory days. Whites might not be mandatory at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club but NEVER are they a bad idea. Let us take a look at some of the best (and of course the best of the worst) sets […]

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TOKYO, JAPAN - OCTOBER 02:  Kevin Anderson of South Africa plays a backhand against Gilles Simon of France during day one of the Rakuten Open at Ariake Coliseum on October 2, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

US Open finalist Anderson chooses Kooyong environment

Posted on December 8, 2017

Two months after playing in his first Grand Slam final Kevin Anderson will prepare for his next major at the 2018 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic as part of a world-class men’s draw.  The 31-year-old who is currently at 14 on the ATP Tour rankings became the tallest finalist in Grand Slam when he took on world number […]

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06:  Destanee Aiava of Australia returns a shot to Wushuang Zheng of China during their Junior Girls' Singles First Round match on Day Seven of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Back To The Future At Kooyong For Aussie Teen Destanee Aiava

Posted on December 7, 2017

Australian teenager Destanee Aiava, the first player in the world born this century to play in a Grand Slam, prepares for her second year on the WTA tour at the 2018 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic, and there is still a top line addition yet to be named in the women’s draw.   Aiava will face […]

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13:  David Goffin of Belgium celebrates victory in his Singles match against Rafael Nadal of Spain during day two of the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 13, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Four Kooyong bound men in ATP Tour Finals after Goffin ousts Nadal

Posted on November 15, 2017

Four players bound for the 2018 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic are featuring in the end-of-season ATP Tour Finals in London.   World No. 8 David Goffin from Belgium, Croatian world No. 4 Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem of Austria were already in the tournament and will now be joined by Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta.   Following the […]

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PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 03:  Marin Cilic of Croatia plays a forehand against Julien Benneteau of France during Day 5 of the Rolex Paris Masters held at the AccorHotels Arena on November 3, 2017 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Top 10 Men Cilic and Thiem Join Two-Time Champ Goffin In Classy Kooyong Men’s Draw

Posted on November 9, 2017

Four men ranked in the ATP world rankings top 10 will finalise their Australian Open preparations at the 2018 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic. Two-time champion and reigning Kooyong Classic titleholder David Goffin (Belgium), 2017 Wimbledon finalist Marin Cilic (Croatia) and former top ten player, big-serving South African star Kevin Anderson who made it to the […]

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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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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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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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