July 18, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

MELBOURNE, Australia – It’s “only” Tuesday, but the doubles is already beginning – mostly the women, at first.

Canadian Rebecca Marino and Leylah Fernandez signed up as alternates. But Marino’s current ranking might make getting in after any withdrawals a moot point, depending on who else is on the list.

The Tsitsipas brothers, who absolutely packed one of the field courts last year in their first-round match together, Get Court 6 for this one.

It’ll probably be too early (who are we kidding, this is the Aussie summer) but they’re already calling Court 6 the “Party Court” because of the bar right next to it, where the imbibers can come out on a terrace and cheer on or do their thing just feet away from the court.

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Australian Open
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Category: Grand Slam
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Jan. 14 – 28, 2024
Prize money: $86.5 million AUD
Draws: S128 / D64

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024
Final results

Women’s doubles, first round

Upsets

Ekaterina Alexandrova / Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) def [13] Miyu Kato (JPN) / Aldila Sutjiadi (INA) 63 06 75
Caroline Garcia / Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) def [14] Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) / Wang Xinyu (CHN) 46 76 (6) 62

Seeds advancing

[3] Storm Hunter (AUS) / Katerina Siniakova (CZE) def. Camila Osorio (COL) / Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 75 75
[8] Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) / Taylor Townsend (USA) def. Tereza Mihalikova (SVK) / Xu Yifan (CHN) 75 62

Other results

Ana Bogdan (ROU) / Rebeka Masarova (ESP) def. Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR) / Catherine Harrison (USA) 64 64
Veronika Kudermetova / Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) def Anastasia Potapova / Yana Sizikova (RUS) 26 62 62
Katarzyna Kawa (POL) / Marta Kostyuk (POL) def. Tatjana Maria (GER) / Arantxa Rus (NED) 60 62
[WC] Taylah Preston / Arina Rodionova (AUS)
def [WC] Kaylah McPhee / Astra Sharma (AUS) 76 (4) 76 (0)

Men’s doubles, first round

Upsets

Tomas Machac (CZE) / Zhang Zhizhen (CHN) def [15] Sander Gille / Joran Vliegen (BEL) 64 75

Seeds advancing

[6] Maximo Gonzalez / Andres Molteni (ARG) def. Pedro Cachin (ARG) / Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP) 62 62
[13] Nicolas Mahut / Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
def. Francisco Cerundolo / Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG)64 61

Other results

Daniel Altmaier (GER) / Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) def Petros Tsitsipas / Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 75 75
Nicolas Barrientos (COL) / Rafael Matos (ESP) def. Yuki Bhambri (IND) / Robin Haase (NED) 16 76 (8) 76 [10-7]
Simone Bolelli / Andrea Vavassori (ITA) def Romain Arneodo (MON) / Sam Weissborn (AUT) 36 63 76 [10-7]
Quentin Halys / Adrian Mannarino (FRA) def Julian Cash (GBR) / Robert Galloway (USA) 57 75 61
Nuno Borges (POR) / Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) def Gonzalo Escobar (ECU) / Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 63 67 (4) 76 [10-4]

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