(January 3, 2013) Australian Open 2012 boys’ singles champion Luke Saville and rising star Olivia Rogowska have been awarded wildcards into Australian Open 2013.
Eighteen-year-old Saville, who also took the Wimbledon junior boys’ title in 2011, spent most of 2012 concentrating on transitioning to the senior circuit, winning titles in Cairns and Bangkok, reaching the final in Traralgon and contesting semifinals in Japan, Alice Springs, Happy Valley and Esperance.
In the past 12 months Saville’s ranking has climbed more than 800 places to reach a career high of 340 in November. He is currently ranked No. 349.
“It’s awesome getting a wildcard into Australian Open 2013 and my home Grand Slam,” Saville said.
“To be competing against some of the best players in the world is going to be a great experience for me. I feel as if this is a reward for the great year I have had and all the hard work I have put into my tennis.”
The Adelaide-based teenager was named Male Junior Athlete of the Year...