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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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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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Wickmayer too powerful for Qiang at Kooyong

Posted on January 11, 2017

A powerful hitting game from Yanina Wickmayer was more than enough for the Belgian to defeat China’s Wang Qiang 6-3 6-4 in the final match on day two of the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic. She will now go on to play Romanian Sorana Cirstea on Friday afternoon in the final of the women’s championship […]

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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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