December Showdown

Follow our coverage of the December Showdown with daily news, match reports and player features.
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Scores & draws
Jarmila Gajdosova and Jelena Dokic at the 2014 Australian Open Wildcard Playoff. Photo by Matt Johnson.
Keep up to date with all the December Showdown tournament results as they unfold over the next fortnight.
Petra Hule in action against Kimberly Birrell in the girls' 18/u Australian Championships at Melbourne Park; Matt Johnson
Competitors in the 16/u and 12/u Australian Championships will be in action this week at Melbourne Park.
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AO Play-off
Jordan Thompson, winner of the men's Australian Open 2014 Wildcard Play-off at Melbourne Park; Getty Images
The Australian Open Play-off sees top players competing for a main draw wildcard into the Australian Open.
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Town Leaderboard
Novak Djokovic with members of the Parkes, NSW community as part of the AO Tennis Blitz in 2014; Fiona Hamilton
The Australian Open Tennis Blitz rewards the top 256 tennis towns in Australia with a player who will represent them at Australian Open 2015.
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Fourlis, Bouzige go against the form guide
16 hours ago

Moerani Bouzige in action during the 2014 16/u Australian Championships; Elizabeth Xue BaiIt was a day of upsets for both the girls and the boys in the 16/u Australian Championships, with Jaimee Fourlis and Moerani Bouzige both recording stunning wins against…
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Third time’s a charm: Smith reaches Play-off final
18 hours ago

John-Patrick Smith in action in the semifinals of the Australian Open 2015 Play-off; Mae DumrigueJohn-Patrick Smith has advanced to the final of the Australian Open 2015 Play-off by beating Ben Mitchell in straight sets on Friday at Melbourne Park.
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Bains rounds out semifinal line-up
21 hours ago

Naiktha Bains in action during the quarterfinals of the Australian Open 2015 Play-off at Melbourne Park; Mae DumrigueNaiktha Bains has beaten fellow teen Maddison Inglis in a compelling three-set affair on Friday to round out the women's semifinalists at the Australian Open 2015 Play-off.
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Rafael Nadal to rock Margaret Court Arena
23 hours ago

Rafael Nadal, Australian Open 2014. GETTY IMAGESUPDATE: A pair of Aussie stars will join 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal for a blockbuster one-off entertainment event at Margaret Court Arena this summer.
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