Australian Open qualifying runs over for Vukic, Aiava
Aleksandar Vukic and Destanee Aiava's dreams of qualifying for Australian Open 2020 end in the final round.
Destanee Aiava and Aleksandar Vukic were both eliminated in the final round of Australian Open qualifying today.
Aiava, a No.234-ranked Victorian, started well against 23-year-old German Antonia Lottner but was unable to capitalise on an early break. The No.156-ranked Lottner fired 20 winners in a 6-4 6-2 victory, earning an Australian Open main draw debut.
Vukic was also defeated in straight sets, with Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan posting a 6-3 6-2 victory. The 23-year-old from Sydney had enjoyed a career-best run this week, winning his first Grand Slam-level matches.
Max Purcell is the sole Australian qualifier, sealing his place yesterday with a straight-sets win.
It means 18 Australian players will contest the Australian Open main draw this year:
(1) Ash Barty v Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)
Ajla Tomljanovic v (31) Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)
Sam Stosur v (Q) Catherine McNally (USA)
[WC] Priscilla Hon v Kateryna Kozlova (UKR)
[WC] Astra Sharma v (28) Anett Kontaveit (EST)
[WC] Lizette Cabrera v (Q) Ann Li (USA)
[WC] Arina Rodionova v Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)
(23) Nick Kyrgios v Lorenzo Sonego (ITA)
John Millman v Ugo Humbert (FRA)
Jordan Thompson v Alexander Bublik (KAZ)
Alexei Popyrin v (28) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
James Duckworth v Aljaz Bedene (SLO)
[WC] Chris O’Connell v (17) Andrey Rublev (RUS)
[WC] Marc Polmans v Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
[WC] Alex Bolt v Albert Vinolas-Ramos (ESP)
[WC] Andrew Harris v (8) Matteo Berrettini (ITA)
[WC] John-Patrick Smith v (22) Guido Pella (ARG)
(Q) Max Purcell v Jannik Sinner (ITA)