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Aussie weekly wrap: Rising star Schoolkate among six Australian title winners | 6 May, 2024 | All News | News and Features | News and Events

Aussie weekly wrap: Rising star Schoolkate among six Australian title winners | 6 May, 2024 | All News | News and Features | News and Events

Tristan Schoolkate won the biggest singles title of his career at an ATP Challenger tournament in China this week.

Guangzhou, China, 6 May 2024 | Leigh Rogers

Six Australians won professional titles this week, with a further six Aussie players featuring in finals.

Tristan Schoolkate had a week to remember, claiming the biggest singles title of his career at an ATP Challenger tournament in China. The 23-year-old from Perth also scooped the doubles title with fellow Aussie Blake Ellis.

Schoolkate secured his breakthrough singles title in an all-Australian showdown with Adam Walton in the final, his occasional doubles partner who he had lost to two times previously this year.

Inclement weather impacted the tournament, which meant Schoolkate played four matches across the final two days.

> READ: Schoolkate – β€œYou’ve got to work very hard”

Jordan Thompson made headlines with his giant-killing, title-winning runΒ alongside American Sebastian Korda in the men’s doubles draw at the Madrid Masters.

With this effort, Thompson became the first Australian in 18 years to win an ATP Masters 1000 title on clay.

Other title winners this week included Ellen Perez, Elysia Bolton and Joshua Charlton.

This week’s most outstanding performers include:

Jordan Thompson: The 30-year-old won the biggest doubles title of his career at an ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Madrid (Spain) alongside American Sebastian Korda. It is Thompson’s fourth ATP doubles title of 2024, improving his season record in doubles to 22 wins from 26 matches.

> READ: Thompson and Korda crowned doubles champions at Madrid Masters

Ellen Perez: The 28-year-old successfully defended her doubles title at a WTA 125 tournament in Lleida (Spain). After winning with compatriot Storm Hunter in 2023, Perez triumphed alongside American Nicole Melichar-Martinez this year.

Olivia Gadecki: The 22-year-old was a doubles semifinalist at a WTA 125 tournament in Saint Melo (France) with Brit Olivia Nicholls. This improved Gadecki’s season record in doubles to 11 wins from 13 matches.

Taylah Preston: The 18-year-old scored her first professional singles win on clay, beating former world No.10 Kristina Mladenovic in the opening round at theΒ WTA 125 tournament in Saint Melo. Preston then extended world No.87 Peyton Stearns to three sets in the second round.

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