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Tomic, Hewitt wins give locals hope

AUSSIES ON TOP:Lleyton Hewitt turned back the clock to win his second Kooyong Classic, while Bernard Tomic claimed the Sydney International, his first ATP Tour title

Reuters

“I didn’t pressure myself at all, I just went onto court and was thinking that ‘this is my time, I have to do it and if I get a chance I have to use that chance.’”

The 26-year-old meets France’s Caroline Garcia in the first round of the Australian Open.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

By Tony Phillips

Staff reporter

Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan made it through to the main draw of the Australian Open by beating China’s Duan Ying-ying 6-3, 6-1 in their women’s qualifying clash in Melbourne yesterday. Chan has been in impressive form, not dropping a set in three matches and only losing 10 games in reaching the first round of the main draw at the first Grand Slam of the season.

The 23-year-old was the only Taiwanese player to make it through qualifying though, male compatriots Jimmy Wang, Chen Ti and Yang Tsung-hua all failing in their bids.

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