Rodionova And Perez Advance At Australian Open Play-Off

Melbourne Park is abuzz with Australian Open Play-Off action (photo: Tennis Australia/twitter)

MELBOURNE, December 11, 2018

Top two seeds Arina Rodionova (Vic) and Ellen Perez (NSW) progressed, with AO Play-off 2017 winner Jaimee Fourlis (Vic) also earning a place in the quarterfinals. Abbie Myers (NSW) and Kaylah McPhee (Qld) caused the biggest upsets of the day ousting 2018 champion [7] Destanee Aiava (Vic) and [6] Lizette Cabrera (Qld).

Men’s quarterfinal action will get underway on Wednesday, with top seed Alex Bolt(SA) taking on [5] Akira Santillan (Qld), last weekend’s 18/u Australian champion Rinky Hijikata (NSW) will take on [3] James Duckworth (NSW), [2]John-Patrick Smith (NSW) will play Maverick Banes and Dayne Kelly will face Luke Saville for a spot in the semifinals.

Day two results

Women’s singles – round of 16

[1] Arina Rodionova (Vic)


Olivia Tjandramulia (Qld)

6-1 1-0 ret.

[2] Ellen Perez (Vic)


Alexandra Bozovic (NSW)

5-7 6-1 6-4

[3] Jaimee Fourlis (VIC)


Maddison Inglis (WA)

6-4 7-6(6)

[4] Zoe Hives (Vic)


Naiktha Bains (Qld)

6-4 6-3

[5] Astra Sharma (WA)


Isabelle Wallace (Vic)

3-6 6-1 6-4

Kaylah McPhee (Qld)


[6] Lizette Cabrera (Qld)

6-2 6-4

Abbie Myers (NSW)


[7] Destanee Aiava (Vic)

6-4 6-4

[8] Kimberly Birrell (Qld)


Gabriella Da Silva-Fick (NSW)

7-5 6-1