Jason Kubler and John Peers, doubles champions at an ATP Challenger tournament in France, are among multiple Australian players to win titles this week.
Australia, 7 May 2023 | Leigh Rogers
From outstanding individual results to strong national team performances, it has been another exceptional week for Australian tennis.
Eight Australian players won titles on the professional tour. This includes Jordan Thompson triumphing over Max Purcell in an all-Australian singles final at an ATP Challenger tournament in South Korea.
Storm Hunter, Ellen Perez, John Peers, Jason Kubler, Jaimee Fourlis, Olivia Gadecki and Adam Walton also won titles this week, while rising star Zachary Viiala continued his impressive run with a second consecutive singles title on the ITF World Junior Tour.
The Australian 16 and under girls’ team, consisting of Alana Subasic, Tahlia Kokkinis and Gabby Gregg, finished third in the Junior Billie Jean King Cup qualifying competition in Kazakhstan. This earns them in place in the finals later this year.
While the Australian junior boys’ wheelchair team, which included Jin Woodman, Benjamin Wenzel and Yassin Hill, finished fourth at the World Team Cup in Portugal.
This week’s most outstanding performers include …
Matt Ebden: The 35-year-old from Perth and Indian partner Rohan Bopanna recorded a runners-up finish in the men’s doubles competition at Madrid (Spain). It was Ebden’s second career ATP Masters 1000 final and his fourth final appearance of the year.
> READ: Ebden and Bopanna edged out in Madrid final
Jordan Thompson: The 29-year-old claimed his 16th professional singles title with victory at an ATP Challenger event at Gwangju (South Korea). The world No.91 scored back-to-back wins against top 90-ranked opponents to secure victory. This is Thompson’s second ATP Challenger title this year.
Storm Hunter and Ellen Perez: Australia’s top-ranked women’s doubles players teamed up this week to win a WTA 125 tournament in Reus (Spain). It is the first title of the year for both 28-year-old Hunter and 27-year-old Perez.
Jason Kubler and John Peers: The Aussie pair claimed their first team title at an ATP Challenger event in Aix-en-Provence (France). This is 29-year-old Kubler’s second doubles title of the season and his career-first at this level, while it is 34-year-old Peers’ first title of the season and his first at ATP Challenger level in almost 10 years.
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