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Grand Slam Dunk a first for tennis and basketball
Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt and players Thanasi Kokkinakis, Nick Kyrgios and Dylan Alcott pose with Melbourne United NBL basketballers Chris Goulding and Casper Ware during an Australian Open announcement at Melbourne Park on December 6, 2017; Getty Images
6 December, 2017

Nick Kyrgios, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Dylan Alcott and Lleyton Hewitt have helped announce a partnership between Tennis Australia and the National Basketball League at Australian…
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Fourlis, Aiava off to winning starts
Jaimee Fourlis in action during the 18/u Australian Championships as part of the December Showdown at Melbourne Park; Elizabeth Xue Bai
5 December, 2017

Jaimee Fourlis and Destanee Aiava got off to the perfect start in the 18/u Australian Championships on Tuesday, winning two matches in straight sets to lead their round-robin…
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Fed Cup showdown set for Canberra
Australia's Fed Cup team of (L-R) Destanee Aiava, Daria Gavrilova, Casey Dellacqua and Ash Barty celebrate a 2017 win in Serbia; photo credit Srdjan Stevanovic
5 December, 2017

Canberra Tennis Centre will host the BNP Paribas World Group II first round tie between Australia and Ukraine on 10-11 February 2018.  
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December Showdown: high seeds cruise in boys’ 14/u champs
Edward Vo in action during the final of the boys' 14/u Australian Championships; Elizabeth Xu Bai
4 December, 2017

No.2 seed Casey Hoole and third seed Edward Vo on Monday joined top seed Cooper White in the second round of the 14/u Australian Championships at Melbourne Park.
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Wang, Kwon win Australian Open wildcards
Xinyu Wang (L) and Soon Woo Kwon pose with their Australian Open player accreditation passes after winning the women's and men's singles events at the Asia-Pacific Wildcard Play-off in Zhuhai.
4 December, 2017

Rising stars Xinyu Wang and Soon Woo Kwon have won the Asia-Pacific Wildcard Play-off in Zhuhai - and will contest the Australian Open main draw in January.
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Wang v Tere-Apisah in Asian play-off final
Abigail Tere-Apisah in action at the Australian Open Asia-Pacific Wildcard Play-off in Zhuhai, China.
3 December, 2017

It will be an unlikely women's final at the Asia-Pacific Wildcard Play-off in Zhuhai, as Chinese teen Xinyu Wang and Papua New Guinea's Abigail Tere-Apisah square off…
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Doi storms into Play-off semifinals
Misaki Doi in action at the Australian Open Asia-Pacific Wildcard Play-off in Zhuhai, China.
2 December, 2017

Misaki Doi took another step closer to an Australian Open main draw wildcard with her latest win in Zhuhai, while No.2 seed Zhang Ze had to withdraw from the tournament.
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Strong field set for Sydney International
Daria Gavrilova is one of four Australians set to star at the Sydney International in 2018; Getty Images
1 December, 2017

Six Grand Slam champions and 20 of the world’s top 30 highlight the women’s draw at the Sydney International, while the men’s field boasts a raft of top-50 talent.
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December Showdown celebrates 10 years
Jaimee Fourlis in action during the Australian Open 2017 Play-off final at Melbourne Park; Elizabeth Xue Bai
1 December, 2017

Each December the country’s best players assemble at Melbourne Park for the December Showdown, with more than 1500 matches played over 16 days and the Australian Open Play-off…
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Chinese players thrive in Zhuhai
Zhang Ze in action at the Australian Open Asia-Pacific Wildcard Play-off in Zhuhai, China.
1 December, 2017

Seven Chinese players have taken their place in the Asia-Pacific Wildcard Play-off quarterfinals as the battle heats up in Zhuhai for an Australian Open main-draw berth.
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