April 12, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

MELBOURNE, Australia – Some of the later doubles matches scheduled for Wednesday were postponed early, as the start of play was pushed back about three hours.

That means that the Cana-Kiwis, Gaby Dabrowski and Erin Routliffe, startedtheir campaign Thursday instead of Wednesday.

The mixed doubles was to get under way as well, with the No. 1 seeded team the Aussies Storm Hunter and Matthew Ebden. But in the end some cancellations included all the mixed that was scheduled.

For those of you who were hoping for a little more loooooove mixed (like the Monfils and the Tsitsidosas), the only pairing is … the Savilles.

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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

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024
Final results

Men’s doubles, first round

Extra time

[2] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Matthew Ebden (AUS) def [WC] James Duckworth / Marc Polmans (AUS) 76 (5) 46 76 [10-2]

[WC] John Millman / Edward Winter (AUS) def [PR] Marcus Daniell (NZL) / Marcelo Demoliner (BRA) 67(3) 62 76 [14-12]
Francisco Cabral (POL) / Henry Patten (GBR) def [WC] Tristan Schoolkate / Adam Walton (AUS) 63 67 (6) 76 [10-4]

Seeds advancing

[10] Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) / Mate Pavic (CRO) def Constantin Frantzen / Hendrik Jebens (GER) 76 (5) 63
[14] Wesley Koolhof (NED) / Nikola Mektic (CRO) def. Sadio Doumbia / Fabien Reboul (FRA) 76 (4) 26 63

Other results

Marton Fucsovics / Fabian Maroszan (HUN) def. [WC] Anirudh Chandrasekar / Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) 63 64
Harri Heliovaara (FIN) / John Peers (AUS) def. [WC] Alex Bolt / Luke Saville (AUS) 63 76 (4)
Yannick Hanfmann / Dominik Koepfer (GER) def Christopher Eubanks / Ben Shelton (USA) 64 64
Alexander Muller (FRA) / Sebastian Ofner (AUS) def Sebastian Baez (ARG) / Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA) 64 62
Nikola Cacic (SRB) / Denys Molchanov (UKR)
def Ben McLachlan / Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 36 63 75
Andre Goransson (SWE) / Albano Olivetti (FRA) def. [WC] Blake Ellis / Andrew Harris (AUS) 61 75

Rescheduled

[9] Jamie Murray (GBR) / Michael Venus (NZL) vs. Ariel Behar (URU) / Adam Pavlasek (CZE)
[16] Rinky Hijikata / Jason Kubler (AUS) vs. Laslo Djere (SRB) / Christopher O’Connell (AUS)
Matteo Arnaldi / Andrea Pellegrino (ITA) vs. [WC] N Sriram Balaji (IND) Victor Vlad Cornea (ROU)
Max Purcell / Jordan Thompson (AUS) vs. Alexander Erler / Lucas Miedler (AUT)

Women’s doubles, first round

Canadian Content

[4] Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN) / Erin Routliffe (NZL) def. [ALT] Linda Fruhvirtova (CZE) / Ashlyn Krueger (USA) 61 75

Extra time

[16] Eri Hozuni / Makoto Ninomiya (JPN) def Sophie Chang / Alycia Parks (USA) 46 75 76 [10-5]

Upsets

Zhu Lin (CHN) / Wu Fang-Hsien (TPE) def [7] Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) / Ellen Perez (AUS) 36 63 76 [10-5]
Cristina Bucsa (ESP) / Alexandra Panova (RUS) def [12] Marie Bouzkova (CZE) / Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 62 26 64

Seeds advancing

[2] Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) / Elise Mertens (BEL) def Green Minnen / Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 62 61
[5] Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) / Laura Siegemund (GER) def. Katie Boulter (GBR) / Petra Martic (CRO) 62 61
[6] Desirae Krawczyk (USA) / Ena Shibahara (USA) def Irina Khromacheva (RUS) / Miriam Kolodziejova (CZE) 61 64
[9] Demi Schuurs (NED) / Luisa Stefani (BRA) def Sorana Cirstea (ROU) / Donna Vekic (CRO) 62 75
[10] Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) / Giuliana Olmos (MEX) def. Sofia Kenin / Asia Muhammad (USA) 67 (5) 63 75

Other results

[1] Coco Gauff / Jessica Pegula (USA) [ALT] Tamara Korpatsch (GER) / Elixane Lechemia (FRA) def Clara Burel / Diane Parry (FRA) 76 (5) 63
Caroline Dolehide / Peyton Stearns (USA) def. Anna Danilina (KAZ) / Viktoria Hruncakova (SVK) 67 (3) 64 64
Elena Avanesyan / Iryna Shymanovich (RUS)
def Danielle Collins (USA) / Nadiia Kichenok (UKR) 26 64 61

Postponed

Shuko Aoyama (JPN) / Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) vs. Lidziya Marozava (BLR) / Katarzyna Piter (POL)
Timea Babos / Anna Bondar (HUN) vs. Angelica Moratlli (ITA) / Samantha Murray Sharan (GBR)
Guo Hanyu / Jiang Xinyu (CHN) vs. Bibiane Schoofs (NED) / Kimberly Zimmerman (BEL)

 

Mixed doubles, first round

[1] Storm Hunter / Matthew Ebden (AUS) vs. Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) / Mate Pavic (CRO)

Taylor Townsend (USA) / Marcelo Melo (BRA) vs. Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) / Lloyd Glasspool (GBR)
Demi Schuurs (NED) / Hugo Nys (MON) vs. Miyu Kato (JPN) / Tim Puetz (GER)

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