Rogowska through to Launceston final

Australian Olivia Rogowska will play in tomorrow’s Launceston International final after beating Eri Hozumi in the semi finals. Rogowska accounted for the Japanese player in three sets, 6-3 3-6 6-2, and will now play France’s Irena Pavlovic in the final. The final is scheduled for a 11.30am start tomorrow, local time. Rogowska will also team…

Launceston update: Rogowska beats Broady

Olivia Rogowska’s fine run of form at the Launceston International has continued with victory against British player Naomi Broady in straight sets. Rogowska came storming out of the blocks to claim a bagel first set win, 6-0. In fact, the Australian was on course for a double bagel win, leading 4-0 in the second set…

Rogowska progresses in Tasmania

Olivia Rogowska has beaten Miharu Imanishi in straight sets to advances to the third round of the Launceston International. Rogowska, currently ranked 137 in the official world rankings,  proved too strong for the Japanese player, defeating her 6-2 6-2. Imanishi struggled to find any rhythm or consistency against the Australian’s powerful ground stroke game. Rogowksa…

First round victory for Rogowska in Launceston

Australia’s Olivia Rogowska has negotiated her way into the second round of the Launceston International amidst a host of upsets. The top two seeds, Magda Linette and Irena Falconi were both booted from the tournament in the first round. Seeded third, Rogowska is now the highest remaining seed in the draw after ending qualifier Naiktha…

Podium finish in Perth for Mainstone

Rhys Mainstone has finished third in Perth’s Swim The Swan race. Mainstone swam across the finishing line in 1:54:23.66, just behind fellow Australian and winner Jarrod Poort (1:54:16.18) and runner-up Simon Huitenga (1:54:21.10). South Africa’s Troyden Prinsloo who finished 12th in the London Olympics men’s 10km race, was fourth. “I knew it was going to…

Rogowska bows out in Burnie

Fifth seed Olivia Rogowska has had her impressive run at the McDonalds Burnie International cut short by Misa Eguchi. The Australian’s title defence ended in a 6-4 6-3 loss to the 291 ranked Japanese player, who has  also defeated Australian Jarmila Gajdosova and fifth seed Tereza Mrdeza in the tournament. Rogowska will play in the…

First round win for Rogowska in Burnie

Australian Olivia Rogowska has defeated Sara Tomic 7-5 6-2 in the first round of the McDonalds Burnie International in Tasmania. The match was the first ever meeting between the two, with Rogowska taking the honours to get her Burnie title defence off to a winning start. Rogowska will play Bulgarian qualifier Aleksandrina Naydenova in the…

Mainstone’s hometown advantage

Perth resident Rhys Mainstone will look to use his hometown knowledge to gain an upper hand on a competitive field taking part in the Swim The Swan next weekend. Mainstone is the defending champion of the 10km event which forms part of the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series. The 23-year-old admits this year’s field will…