A review of tennis headlines and results, including the APIA International, Heineken Open and Moorilla International.
- John Millman defeated Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-4 in 1 hour 10 mins
- Svetlana Kuznetzova defeated Caroline Wozniaki 7-6, 1-6, 6-2 in 3 hours 48 mins
- Today Madison Keys defeated Zheng Jie who defeated Sam Stosur last night in three sets. Following on from her first round loss in Brisbane, this loss means Sam will miss out on more valuable match play prior to the Australian Open. Read more.
- Roberta Vinci defeated Jelena Jankovic 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 in another three setter that lasted almost four hours
- Fabio Fognini defeated Brisbane International runner up Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 6-1
- In tonight’s headline Aussie clash, Tomic defeated Matosevic in straight sets 6-3, 6-4
- Today’s day sessions were played in 40+ degrees C heat. Read more.
- Greg Jones defeated Jurgen Melzer 7-6, 6-2 in 1 hour 21 mins
- Igor Sijsling defeated Robin Haase 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
- American qualifier Lauren Davis defeated No.2 seed Sorana Cirstea 6-1, 6-3
- Elena Vesnina defeated No.4 seed Yaroslava Shvedova 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Australian Open Qualifying
- Men’s and Women’s Qualifying Draws are now available.
AAMI Classic, Kooyong, Melbourne – Starts Tomorrow
View the Player Line Up. Today it was announced that Paul Henri Mathieu would replace Juan Monaco who withdrew due to a hand injury.
The free AAMI Classic fan day was held today. Here’s my favourite pic of the players meeting one of the kids. View loads more photos of today’s event here.
Schedule for 9 January
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO (ARG) v PAUL-HENRI MATHIEU (FRA)
LLEYTON HEWITT (AUS)V MILOS RAONIC (CAN)
JANKO TIPSAREVIC (SER) V MARCOS BAGHDATIS (CYP)
TOMAS BERDYCH (CZE) V KEI NISHIKORI (JAP)
Heineken Open Auckland
Players include Tommy Haas, David Ferrer, Gael Monfils and Philipp Kohlschreiber.
View the 2013 Heineken Open Draw.
View the Schedule of Play.
Belluci dismisses Goffin, Baker upsets Janowicz. Read more.
Santiago Giraldo (COL) def Go Soeda (JPN) 6-1 6-0
Lukas Lacko (SVK) def Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 6-3 6-3
Igor Sijsling (NED) def Robin Haase (NED) 3-6 6-3 7-5
Greg Jones (AUS) def Jurgen Melzer (6) (AUT) 7-6 6-2
Alejandro Falla (COL) def Grega Zemlja (SLO) 6-4 3-1 ret
Jesse Levine (CAN) def Daniel King-Turner (NZL) 6-2 6-2
APIA International Sydney
View the Order of Play.
View images from around the grounds.
Refer to the Headlines at the top of the paage.
Dominika Cibulkova d. (5) Petra Kvitova 61, 61
(7) Caroline Wozniacki d. Urszula Radwanska 61, 62
Maria Kirilenko d. (WC) Olivia Rogowska 75, 62
Ekaterina Makarova d. Varvara Lepchenko 46, 64, 61
Moorilla International Hobart
View the Player List.
Read the Hobart Preview.
View the Order of Play.
Defending Champion Barthel defeated Aussie Ash Barty. Read more.
Shuai Peng d. (1) Su-Wei Hsieh 62, 67(4), 76(4)
(2) Sorana Cirstea d. (LL) Nina Bratchikova 36, 75, 62
(4) Yaroslava Shvedova d. Lourdes Dominguez Lino 64, 61
Kirsten Flipkens d. (6) Francesca Schiavone 26, 63, 76(3)
Tsvetana Pironkova d. Irina-Camelia Begu 63, 64
(WC) Jarmila Gajdosova d. Romina Oprandi 64, 75
(Q) Lauren Davis d. (WC) Bojana Bobusic 16, 62, 76(5)
Monica Niculescu d. (Q) Mandy Minella 64, 63
Chanelle Scheepers d. Alize Cornet 61, 62
Elena Vesnina d. (Q) Silvia Soler-Espinosa 62, 64
Simona Halep d. (Q) Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino 63, 62
Mona Barthel d Ash Barty 26, 60, 61
Other Tennis News
Watson and Robson reach Top 50
Nishikori faces a fitness test ahead of AAMI Classic and Australian Open.
Hopman Cup proves to be an outstanding success in new home
Monaco injury scare after Kooyong withdrawal
The Kooyong Dilemma: Points or Practice?
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal
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