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Tennis Young Gun Alex de Minaur Wins First Title On Home Soil

14 January 2019, 06:16 | Pamela Mathis

Alex De Minaur celebrates beating Gilles Simon. More

Alex De Minaur celebrates beating Gilles Simon. More

The talented young Australian player claimed the feat after losing two ATP finals past year: the Sydney, and Washington opens, in addition to the 2018 Next Generation ATP Finals in the Italian city of Milan.

Regardless, it showed world No.15 Barty is ready to challenge anyone at next week's Australian Open.

And seeded for the time at a grand slam following his meteoric rankings rise past year from outside the world's top 100, de Minaur had taken a pot shot at Open officials for scheduling him on day one.

After Barty shot out of the blocks in the first set and led the deciding set 3-0, world No.8 Kvitova fought back time and time again in the 2hr 19min classic while battling fatigue to claim her second Sydney crown.

"I am very happy with my performance. And to finally be able to take that step further and get my first win, it's something that's really special in front of friends and family and in the courts I grew up", he said. "It's been tough, because I have played a couple of finals and things haven't gone my way".

De Minaur wrapped up the first set with a gutsy hold on his own serve from a game that lasted 10 minutes, before he won the final four games of the second set to claim the match.

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Alex de Minaur clinched his maiden trophy on the ATP Tour.

He will fly to Melbourne on Sunday ahead of his first-round match against Portugal's Pedro Sousa on Monday afternoon.

The 34-year-old Italian's efforts paid off when he broke De Minaur to go 4-3 up but a poor service game allowed the teenager to break straight back and the set headed into a tiebreak.

She more than doubled her prize money courtesy of the win over the wildcard Ho, earning $85,000, and it is just reward after she took a punt on a U.S. college scholarship to Vanderbilt University in Nashville after sustaining a broken ankle early in her career. If both progress as they hope, the would meet in quarter final. I feel like I'm playing great tennis.

The 225th-ranked Hives, a Ballarat native, hammered seasoned American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-1, 6-2, while the Germany-born Birrell triumphed 6-4, 6-2 against Paula Badosa Gibert.



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