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Australian Open 2024 campaigns continue for Aussie contenders | 25 January, 2024 | All News | News and Features | News and Events

Australian Open 2024 campaigns continue for Aussie contenders | 25 January, 2024 | All News | News and Features | News and Events

Rising star Emerson Jones is among 14 Aussies scheduled to compete on day 13 of Australian Open 2024.

Melbourne, Australia , 25 January 2024 | Leigh Rogers

Many of Australia’s leading players in their division are in action on day 13 at Australian Open 2024.

Emerson Jones, Australia’s top-ranked junior, continues her campaign in the girls’ singles competition and Heath Davidson, Australia’s No.1 wheelchair player, will contest the quad wheelchair doubles semifinals.

It could be a big day ahead for both, with the potential to play two matches after inclement weather impacted yesterday’s schedule.

The Australian Open PWII Championships commence today, featuring many of Australia’s most outstanding athletes with an intellectual impairment testing themselves against the world’s best players.

World No.1 Archie Graham leads the Aussie charge, alongside Joshua Holloway, Mitchell James, Carla Lenarduzzi, Adriana Petrakis, Damian Phillips, Breanna Tunny and Kelly Wren.

Australia has two representatives in the Australian Open DHoH Championships, which also begin today and feature 16 of the world’s best deaf and hard of hearing athletes.

Aussie hopes Isabel Cairns and Glen Flindell begin their campaigns at Melbourne Park this afternoon.

Meanwhile, the finals of the Australian Open Asia-Pacific Elite 14-and-under Trophy also take place today at Melbourne Park.

This event features 16 elite juniors from across the Asia-Pacific, including Japan, China, New Zealand, India, Korea, Hong Kong, Uzbekistan, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Kazakhstan and Northern Mariana Islands.

New South Wales’ Emilie Chen and Queensland’s Lucas Han are representing Australia in the event.

The Australian Open is broadcast live in Australia on the Nine Network and Stan Sport.

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Aussies in action on day 13:

Girls’ singles, quarterfinals
[6] Emerson Jones (AUS) v [2] Sara Saito (JPN), Court 3, first match (from 12pm AEDT)

Quad wheelchair doubles, semifinals
[2] Heath Davidson (AUS)/Robert Shaw (CAN) v Andy Lapthorne (GBR)/David Wagner (USA), Margaret Court Arena, first match (from 12pm AEDT)

PWII Championships, women’s round robin
Carla Lenarduzzi (AUS) v [3] Kelly Wren, Court 17, first match (from 10am AEDT)
Carla Lenarduzzi (AUS) v [1] Anna McBride, Court 8, second match
Breanna Tunny (AUS) v [2] Hanne Lavreysen (BEL), Court 8, third match
Breanna Tunny (AUS) v [4] Andriana Petrakis (AUS), Court…

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