History made; Australian Open finals review

The Oceania region was home to the richest stop on the 2017 ITTF World Tour, as the Gold Coast hosted the Seamaster 2017 Australian Open. Vladimir Samsonov (BLR) continued to write history as he was crowned Men’s Singles champion after defeating Simon Gauzy (FRA). Before the tournament kicked off Samsonov said that he didn’t think […]

Oceania’s run comes to an end at Australian Open

The last remaining Oceania athletes have bowed out of the Seamaster 2017 Australian Open. The Australian pairings of Jian Fang Lay/Miao Miao and Xin Yan/Heming Hu were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Women’s and Men’s Doubles respectively. The Yan and Hu went down 3-0 (11-8, 11-5, 11-2) to no.1 seeds Jang Woojin and Park Ganghyeon (KOR), […]

Powell and Lay eliminated, attention turns to doubles

Oceania’s two remaining athletes have bowed out of the singles events at the Seamaster 2017 Australian Open. David Powell went down in straight games to the extremely experienced Gao Ning (SGP) while Jiang Fang Lay was defeated 4-1 in her match against Lee Eunhye (KOR). Oceania’s hopes now rest on the doubles, with an Australian pair […]

Quarterfinal places reserved for Australia

Australia made a strong start to their doubles campaigns at the Seamaster 2017 Australian Open this morning. In their opening round match of the Women’s Doubles Jian Fang Lay and Miao Miao defeated Chinese Taipei’s Cheng Hsien-Tzu and Liu Yu-Hsin in three straight games; 11-9, 11-8, 11-8.  In the quarterfinal the pair will meet India’s Sutirtha Mukherjee […]

Australian Open main draw preview

Australia’s Jian Fang Lay and David Powell will be making their main draw appearances tomorrow at the Seamaster 2017 Australian Open. David Powell has drawn Gao Ning (SGP), the world no.40 and the highest ranked player from the qualification rounds. Powell knows the match is going to be difficult, but plans on staying positive and […]