Australian Open draw announced

At the Australian Open draw this morning, Matt Ebden has been drawn to face Frenchman Nicolas Mahut in the first round. Mahut, who famously featured in the longest match in history against John Isner at Wimbledon a couple of years ago, has a current world ranking of 46. The pair have met only once before,…

Australian Open wildcard for Rogowska

Olivia Rogowska has been awarded a wildcard into next week’s Australian Open. It will be the sixth consecutive home Grand Slam for the Australian after her first appearance in 2009. Rogowska will be hoping to improve on her Australian Open record with a second round appearance in 2012 being her best result to date. “I was…

Rogowska bows out in Hobart

Victorian Olivia Rogowska has gone out to Bojana Jovanovski in the second round of the Hobart International. After winning her opening round match on Monday, it looked as if Rogowska would claim consecutive victories after taking the first set. However the eighth seeded Serbian manged to level matters at one set a-piece and then never…

First win for Rogowska in Hobart

Australian Olivia Rogowska has won at the Hobart International for the first time after an impressive 7-6(5) 6-1 win over Romanian Alexandra Cadantu. “I have had a few wins in qualifying but that was my first main draw, so I’m absolutely stoked,” Rogowska said. Rogowska was given a wildcard entry into the event last week…

Ebden bundled out by Benneteau

Matt Ebden has fallen in straight sets to Frenchman Julien Benneteau at the Apia International in Sydney. The Australian wildcard couldn’t match the tournament’s 6th seed, falling 6-2, 6-2 on Ken Rosewall Arena. The 26-year-old has had preparations interrupted by an ankle problem which he had in December and aggravated during the first set against…

Ebden bound for Benneteau in Sydney

Matt Ebden will commence his Apia International campaign against eighth seeded Julien Benneteau on Ken Rosewall Arena tomorrow.

The match is scheduled to start no earlier than 5.30pm local time, and will also be televised around Australia live on 7Two.

Second successive wildcard for Rogowska

Olivia Rogowska has become the third Australian to receive a main draw wildcard into next week’s Hobart International, following on from her wildcard at the Brisbane International. Rogowska joins West Australians Casey Dellacqua and Storm Sanders as wildcard recipients. Sam Stosur, the tournament’s No. 1 seed, rounds out the Australian contingent in the women’s draw.…

Ebden gains Apia International wildcard

A strong end to 2013 has helped Matt Ebden claim a wild card in to next week’s Apia International in Sydney. In his eight events since the US Open last year, Ebden won three, reached the finals at two more and compiled a win-loss record of 29-5, moving up to No. 68 in the world.…

Nishikori defeats Ebden in Brisbane

Matt Ebden has gone down in straight sets to second seed Kei Nishikori at the Brisbane International. After a first round win against American Alex Kuznetsov, Ebden couldn’t match Nishikori’s consistency, bowing out 6-2 6-4 on Pat Rafter Arena. Ebden is still to play his first round doubles match, where he will pair with exciting Australian Thanasi…

Ebden progresses in Brisbane

Australian Matt Ebden has made short work of American Alex Kuznetsov to win through to the Brisbane International second round on Tuesday. In his first ATP main draw match since early July, Ebden blew away lucky loser Kuznetsov 6-3 6-4 in just 72 minutes. The 26-year-old is assured of a tougher workout in the second…