The girls and boys warmed up for the start of the Australian Open with another week at various tournaments Down Under. The usual fare of crystal and silver were doled out, save for minikegs in Auckland…
Philipp Kohlschreiber ends up with a silver trophy and a keg (yes!!!!) for winning the Heineken Open in Auckland, New Zealand. He beat Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-6 (4), 7-5 in the finals.
More photos: Kooyong, Sydney, and Hobard (plus Auckland doubles) after the cut…
Juan Monaco and Luis Horna beat Xavier Malisse and Jurgen Melzer in the doubles final.
The final exhibition match at the Kooyong Classic in Melbourne Park saw Andy Roddick extending his streak with a victory over Marcos Baghdatis. The score: 7-5, 6-3.
At the co-ed Medibank Sydney International, Dmitry Tursunov took out new Australian hope Chris Guccione 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4).
No photo: At the Hobart International on January 11, Eleni Daniilidou claimed the 2008 title by walkover after Russian Vera Zvonareva sprained her ankle in a practice session earlier that day.
Justine Henin signals to Serena that she’s ready to contend for the Australian Open title. The Belgian beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.
In doubles, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga and Richard Gasquet teamed to upset the Bryan brothers 4-6, 6-4, 11-9. Congrats!
Yan Zi (right) Zheng Jie are the 2008 women’s doubles champions after the 6-4, 7-6 match over Tatiana Perebiynis and Tatiana Poutchek.
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