Uzbek tennis star Denis Istomin earns Australian Open wildcard

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, December 5th, 2016 | 0

Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin has earned a direct entry into the main draw of the prestigious Australian Open 2017 that is scheduled to begin on January 18.

The 30-year-old confirmed his berth after getting the better of Korea’s Duckhee Lee, 7-5 6-1, in the finals of the Asia-Pacific wildcard playoff event.

Istomin, who has been a part of the season-opening Grand Slam for the past nine seasons, has made it to the third round on two occasions – in 2010 and 2014.

In the women’s final, Thailand’s Luksika Kumkhum rallied to pull off a 6-4 6-3 conquest of Taiwan’s Kai-Chen Chang to confirm her third appearance Down Under.

 

 

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