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…

Ebden and Gajdosova win again

Following their second round victory on Monday, Matt Ebden and Jarmila Gajdosova have progressed to their second consecutive Australian Open mixed doubles semi final. The Australian pairing, who won the title last year, proved too strong for their quarter final opponents, knocking out the second seeded pairing of Katarina Srebotnik and Rohan Bopanna 7-5, 6-3. They will…

Ebden and Gajdosova win through in Mixed

Reigning Australian Open mixed doubles champions, Matt Ebden and Jarmila Gajdosova continued their winning streak at Melbourne Park last night. The all-Australian pair defeated seventh seeds Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic and Marcin Matkowski of Poland in a third set match tiebreak 4-6 6-3 [10-6] on Rod Laver Arena. Next up for the Australian duo…

Burning desire to defend Burnie title

Defending women’s champion Olivia Rogowska admits it will be a tough ask to successfully defend her McDonald’s Burnie International title but is looking forward to the opportunity. Rogowska won back-to-back titles last year, defeating Australian Open doubles partner Monique Adamczak in a marathon three-set final. With the tournament drawing a high quality field, Rogowska is expected…

Doubles victory for Rogowska and Adamczak

Australian pair Olivia Rogowska and Monique Adamczak have advanced to the third round of the Australian Open women’s doubles. The duo were in impressive form, beating fourteenth seeds Julia Goerges and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in convincing fashion, 6-2 6-3. In the first round, Rogowska and Adamczak overpowered Darija Jurak and Andreja Klepac 6-3 7-6(2). They…

Rogowska rues Australian Open loss

Victorian Olivia Rogowska was unable to reach her maiden Grand Slam third round after falling frustratingly short against world No. 47 Elina Svitolina 6-4 7-5. ”There was probably one rally which changed the whole match,” said the Australian after the match. At 4-3 and deuce in the first set, Rogowska admitted she had a ‘sitter’…

Pospisil ends Ebden’s Open

Matt Ebden’s Australian Open campaign has ended in disappointment, bowing out to an injury-plagued Vasek Pospisil in the second round. Ebden came out firing to claim the first set but couldn’t sustain the consistency against the 28th seeded Canadian, falling in four sets on Rod Laver Arena, 3-6 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (11-9) 6-1. The match…