Teenagers Fourlis and Jasika win wildcards into Australian Open 2017
Sunday 18 December 2016
Nineteen-year-old Omar Jasika was awarded a wildcard into the men’s singles main draw of Australian Open 2017 today following his win over John-Patrick Smith in the Australian Open Play-off final.
Seventeen-year-old Jaimee Fourlis defeated Abbie Myers 7-6(6) 7-5, to win her spot in the women’s singles main draw in January.
On Friday, Destanee Aiava and Alicia Smith earned a doubles wildcard for Australian Open 2017. Aiava also secured a main draw singles wildcard with victory over Fourlis in the 18/u girls’ Australian Championships the week prior.
Sixteen-year-old Aiava is set to become the first player born this century to play at a Grand Slam when she returns to Melbourne Park in January.
|Day 7 results – Men’s and Women’s singles finals|
| Jaimee Fourlis (Vic)||d||Abbie Myers (NSW)||7-6(6) 7-5|
|Omar Jasika (Vic)||d|| John-Patrick Smith (Qld)||6-7(2) 6-2 6-0 6-4|
Women’s main draw wildcards (as at 18 December 2016)
|Australian Open Play-off:||Jaimee Fourlis (Vic)|
|18/u Australian Championships:||Destanee Aiava (Vic)|
|Australian Pro Tour:||Lizette Cabrera (Qld)|
|Asia Pacific Play-off:||Luksika Kumkhum (THA)|
|US Open reciprocal:||Kayla Day (USA)|
|Roland Garros reciprocal:||Myrtille Georges (FRA)|
|Two discretionary wildcards:||TBC|
Men’s main draw wildcards (as at 18 December 2016)
|Australian Open Play-off||Omar Jasika (Vic)|
|Asia Pacific Play-off:||Denis Istomin (UZB)|
|US Open reciprocal:||Michael Mmoh (USA)|
|Roland Garros reciprocal:||Quentin Halys (FRA)|
|Four discretionary wildcards:||TBC|
Women’s doubles wildcards (as at 18 December 2016)
|Australian Open Play-off:||Destanee Aiava (Vic) / Alicia Smith (Qld)|
December Showdown – 12/u and 16/u Australian Championships
Also taking place today were the finals for the boys’ and girls’ 12/u and 16/u Australian Championships.
The winners were presented their trophies by world No.21 Sam Stosur (Qld).
|12/u Australian Championships singles finals|
| Amor Jasika (Vic)||d|| Lennon Jones (JPN)||4-6 6-3 7-5|
| Charlotte Kempenaers-Pocz (SA)||d|| Hana Sonton (Qld)||6-1 6-0|
|16/u Australian Championships singles finals|
| Matthew Dellavedova (Vic)||d||Alexander Crnokrak (Qld)||6-3 7-6(4)|
| Gabriella Da Silva-Fick (NSW)||d|| Selina Turulja (SA)||6-2 6-2|