Published: Tue, January 15, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

De Minaur Triumphs In Sydney

De Minaur Triumphs In Sydney

The 34-year-old Seppi was trying to win his fourth career title while De Minaur also made the final last year, but fell to Daniil Medvedev.

Kvitova's experience finally paid off as she powered home in the tiebreaker to claim her 26th WTA tour victory.

AUSTRALIAN alex de Minaur is through to his second straight Sydney International decider after beating Gilles Simon 6-3 6-2 in their semi-final on Saturday.

"I'm really happy to have won". I feel like I have dealt with the situations really well, focusing on what I need to focus on, which is me going out there every single point and just competing.

Rising star Alex De Minaur comes into the tournament in good form after claiming his first-ever title at the Sydney International.

Kenin now proceeds to Melbourne where she will play Russian qualifier Veronika Kudermetova in round one of the Australian Open.

The 19-year-old had to play both his semi-final and final on Saturday en route to his maiden ATP title in Sydney.

The first set appeared to be heading towards a tie-break until De Minaur broke in the 12th game, attacking Seppi's forehand to force errors and earn short balls in return from his opponent.

De Minaur was drawn on the bottom half of the schedule, the side of which all matches are set for Monday.

US Open quarter-finalist John Millman and Bernard Tomic, who faces last year's runner-up Marin Cilic, also feature on Monday's bumper program.

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. It's been tough, because I have played a couple of finals and things haven't gone my way, ' de Minaur said. "Definitely memories that are going to last forever".

But there was mixed news elsewhere for the Australians, with wildcards Jason Kubler, Marc Polmans and Ellen Perez losing in the opening round of the respective men's and women's draws, while James Duckworth fell to Nadal.

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