Shenzhen, China, 24 November 2013 |

Xinyun Han (CHN) and Miki Miyamura (JPN) are the first players to be awarded wildcards for Australian Open 2014.

In front of a vocal crowd the pair saw off a tough challenge in today’s final beating Hao Chen Tang (CHN) and Zhaxuan Yang (CHN) 4-6 6-4 [10-8].

Both players post match said how excited they were.

“It’s a great opportunity for Asian players to get this wildcard,” commented Tang, who wins her second successive Australian Open doubles wildcard.

A match tiebreak in the third set was required to crown Yuki Bhambri (IND) and Michael Bhambri (NZL) as the victors for the men’s doubles wildcard, defeating Mao-Xin Gong (CHN) and Zhe Li (CHN) 7-6(3) 1-6 [10-5].

Venus is the first player from the New Zealand to play in the Asia-Pacific Australian Open Wildcard Play-off.

Sunday’s singles finals will see third seed Risa Ozaki (JPN) taking on qualifier Hao Chen Tang (CHN) followed by the all-Chinese men’s final between fourth seed Ze Zhang and third seed Di Wu.