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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


“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.


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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