Launceston TAS 7250, Australia, 9 February 2014 |

Olivia Rogowska has claimed both the singles and doubles title at the Launceston International.

With a capacity crowd braving sweltering conditions in the brand new grandstand, fans were treated to a mouth watering display of power tennis between Irena Pavlovic and Rogowska, with the latter winning

After jumping out to a quick start it was Pavlovic who struck first, breaking in the twelfth game to secure the first set 7-5.

In the second, players traded early breaks before Rogowska broke in the ninth game en route to serving it out to send the match into a third and decisive set.

The final set was all Rogowska with Pavlovic in obvious pain with her lower back. In a great act of sportsmanship Pavlovic finished the match allowing Rogowska the opportunity to celebrate what has been a fantastic week in Launceston.

Both finalists were presented with their unique map of Tasmania trophies from Sport and Recreation Minister for Tasmania Michelle O’Byrne.

After some live entertainment and a ball kid around the world challenge Rogowska partnered Monique Adamczak to defeat the giant killing tandem of Kamonwan Buayam and Zuzanna Zlochcova in straight sets.

Adamczak did a great job of helping out her exhausted partner punishing anything that was marginally short. With the win it capped off a dream day for Rogowska whose rise toward the top 100 continues.

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Klahn and Ito into West Lakes final

World number 80 Bradley Klahn will take on Japan’s Tatsuma Ito in the final of the Charles Sturt Adelaide International at West Lakes on Sunday.

Number one seed Klahn won through after beating Japan’s Hiroki Moriya 6-3 6-4 in the first of Saturday’s semifinal matches. The American left hander was too strong from the baseline for Moriya who was able to keep pace for parts of the match but eventually was overpowered by Klahn.

In the second semifinal Tasuma Ito of Japan was given an easy path to the final after Australian James Duckworth had to withdraw through injury at 3-0 in the first set. It was a disappointing end to a good week for Duckworth who will be looking to break into the top 100 in 2014.

Ito, who has a career-high ranking of 60 in the world will need to play his best match of the tournament to beat the top seed. Klahn, who has not dropped a set for the week, looks to be riding high on confidence after a strong start to 2014.

In the doubles American Jamere Jenkins and New Zealand partner Marcus Daniel will take on Aussie Dane Proppogia and New Zealand’s Rubin Stathan.

The finals of the ITF Wheelchair event will be played from 9:00 am and will be followed by the doubles starting at 12:30 pm with the singles to follow.

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