KIM WON-MIN WINS AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS ASIA PACIFIC U14 BOYS’ SINGLE’S TITLE

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South Korean tennis prospect Kim Won-min (Andong City Sports Club) won the Asia Pacific Elite 14-year-old boys’ singles title at the Australian Open. “Kim Won-min defeated Takahiro Kawaguchi (JPN) 2-1 (2-6 6-3 6-4) in the boys’ singles final of the Asia Pacific Elite 14s at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, on June 26,” the Korea Tennis Association said on Monday. Wonmin Kim won his three matches in the qualifying rounds to reach the quarterfinals and then defeated Alex Hui (Hong Kong) in the semifinals to reach the final.

Currently ranked No. 3 in the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) junior rankings, Kim swept the singles titles in the first and second rounds of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Under-14 Asian Championships last year, and was also the top seed in the inaugural ATF Hana Securities Under-14 International Junior Championships last year .In the women’s competition, Emily Chen (AUS) won the title, while Hong Yeri (CHN) finished third. The third edition 온라인카지노 of the Asia Pacific Elite 14s at the Australian Open attracted 16 players from 13 countries.

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