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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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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03:  Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium returns a shot to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their Women's Singles Second Round match on Day Four of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Wickmayer replaces injured Lisicki in Kooyong draw

Posted on January 6, 2017

Yanina Wickmayer has been included in the Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic draw to replace Sabine Lisicki who was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to a shoulder injury. Former world number 12, Lisicki, who made the final at Wimbledon in 2013 against Marion Bartoli will also bypass the Australian Open making Wickmayer the highest […]

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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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SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 10:  Ivo Karlovic of Croatia returns a shot during the match against Vasek Pospisil of Canada on Day 2 of the ATP Shanghai Rolex Masters 2016 at Qi Zhong Tennis Centre on October 10, 2016 in Shanghai, China.  (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

Croatian Davis Cup stars Karlovic and Coric join Kooyong field

Posted on November 24, 2016

Croatian Davis Cup stars Ivo Karlovic and young-gun Borna Coric have been added to the player roster for the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic. The pair will be part of the Croatian team at this weekend’s Davis Cup final against Argentina in Zagreb. The Croatian duo will join Frenchmen Lucas Pouille and Gilles Simon, Russian […]

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Women return to Kooyong in 2017

Posted on November 16, 2016

After a two decade absence, women will return to the famous Kooyong stadium as part of the player lineup for the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic. Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic, German Sabine Lisicki and Romanian Sorana Cirstea will play a round robin format which will see a women’s field at the Kooyong event for the first […]

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Tomic, Goffin and Gasquet headline 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic

Posted on October 18, 2016

Aussie favourite Bernard Tomic, 2016 Kooyong champion and world number 12 David Goffin of Belgium, and long-time top tenner Richard Gasquet of France are the first three players to confirm their participation in the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic. The traditional pre Australian Open event be held from Tuesday 10 January to Friday 13 January […]

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