Rogowska earns Australian Open wildcard

Olivia Rogowska has received a wildcard into the Australian Open women’s singles draw. The 21 year old Melburnian achieved a career-high women’s singles ranking of 108 in a sensational 2012 that saw her take out titles in Esperance, Rockhampton and Burnie, and feature in the main draws at the Australian and US opens. ”I’m really excited to…

Rogowska awarded Sydney wildcard

Australia’s Olivia Rogowska have been confirmed as a wildcard entry for the Sydney International starting on January 6. The pair will find their place in the main draw alongside seven of the world’s top 10 women including stars Agnieszka Radwanska, Angelique Kerber, Sara Errani, Li Na, Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki and fellow Australian Sam Stosur. Rogowska,…

Grand slam draw drives Rogowska

She has tasted grand slam tennis before but this time Melbourne’s Olivia Rogowska wants to do it under her own steam. Wildcards have previously been Rogowska’s ticket into the four majors where she made quite a few heads turn. At the 2009 French Open, she beat top-50 player Maria Kirilenko of Russia in the first…

Rogowska eyes 2013 tennis breakthrough

Three and a half years after almost pulling off a great grand slam upset, Olivia Rogowska feels she’s poised to deliver on her potential. Now Australia’s No.3 ranked woman behind Samantha Stosur and Casey Dellacqua, Rogowska has set her sights on a breakthrough into the top 100 after pushing herself to a WTA ranking of…

Rogowska gets wildcard to Brisbane International

One of Australia’s brightest young talents has been given a wildcard entry to the Brisbane International starting on Sunday. Melbourne’s Olivia Rogowska will join fellow Australians Matt Ebden, Jarmila Gajdosova and Lleyton Hewitt in the main draw. “Brisbane is one of my favourite tournaments … I’m really excited,” she said. The 21-year-old Victorian has enjoyed some…

Coulter-Nile smashes Scorchers to win

A commanding display of power hitting by Nathan Coulter-Nile has given Perth a nine-wicket victory over Brisbane in a rain-affected Big Bash League clash on Tuesday. Coulter-Nile, promoted up the order into a pinch-hitting role, took the game away from the home team with a powerful display. Needing 51 to win off just five overs…

New coach for Matt Ebden

One of Australia’s tennis greats has thrown down the challenge to WA’s Matt Ebden to “become somebody” on the world stage. Peter McNamara, one half of the Super Macs pairing he formed with Paul McNamee that rose into the world top 10 and claimed 14 doubles titles, including three grand slams, this week signed on…

Ebden awarded Brisbane International wildcard

Australia’s Matt Ebden has today been confirmed as a wildcard recipient for the Brisbane International 2013. The hard court event will be held from December 30 to January 6. “It’s a tournament I really love … Brisbane is one of the first tournaments I got breakthroughs at. I really like the conditions there and the…

Olivia’s new highs

It’s been a seasons of firsts for Olivia Rogowska: a first Australian Open main draw victory set up her first appearance on Rod Laver Arena and a first match up against a top 10 opponent in Li Na. It was valuable experience as she contested her first WTA quarterfinal in Kuala Lumpur, followed by her…