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Goffin and Wickmayer wait out rain to win Kooyong finals

Posted on January 13, 2017

Despite an afternoon of rain and wind organisers were thankful that all players involved on the final day of the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic were patient throughout long delays. The men’s final between world number 11 David Goffin and Croatian Ivo Karlovic was put back nearly five hours before fans saw the Belgian claim […]

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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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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 12:  Marc Polmans of Australia plays a backhand shot in his match against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia during day three of the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Classic at Kooyong on January 12, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Aussie teen Polmans upsets Youzhny at Kooyong

Posted on January 12, 2017

Australian teenager Marc Polmans played exceptionally well in an exhibition match to close day three of the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic, defeating former world number eight Mikhail Youzhny. The 19-year-old, ranked 224 in the world, was blown away early by the Russian but found his feet in the second set and went on to […]

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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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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates winning a point during his match with Borna Coric of Croatia 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)

Tsonga betters young Coric in Kooyong exhibition

Posted on January 12, 2017

A new season following an injury-plagued year is looking positive for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga with another solid win, this time against Croatian Borna Coric 6-3 7-6 at the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic. The hot Melbourne sun again greeted players for day three of the tournament and the crowd was treated to a competitive contest between […]

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