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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Latest News

Gavrilova scores Australian Open 2015 wildcard
2 hours ago

Daria Gavrilova poses with her Australian Open 2015 player accreditation following her victory in the final of the Australian Open 2015 Play-off; Getty ImagesDaria Gavrilova has capped a stunning comeback from injury to win the Australian Open 2015 Play-off and secure a main draw wildcard into the year’s first Grand Slam event.
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Aussies in focus: Daria Gavrilova
5 hours ago

Daria Gavrilova in action during the Australian Open 2015 Play-off; Getty ImagesToday set to compete for a wildcard into the Australian Open, Daria Gavrilova is a fierce competitor with well-honed court smarts.
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Ellis, Lin recover to reach 16s finals
20 December, 2014

Blake Ellis in action during the semifinals of the 16/u Australian Championships; Jason LockettTop seed Blake Ellis has saved three match points to reach the final of the boys’ 16/u Australian Championships, while Jeanette Lin recovered from a set and a break down to…
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Poulos progresses to girls’ 12/u final
20 December, 2014

Annerly Poulos in action during the semifinals of the 16/u Australian Championships; Jason LockettThird seed Annerly Poulos has beaten No.2 seed Monique Barry in a hard-hitting semifinal to take her place in the title match of the girls’ 12/u Australian Championships.
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