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New South Wales’ Kimiko Cooper is firming as a girls’ singles title contender at the 18/u Australian Championships.
Melbourne, Australia, 5 December 2023 | Rhys de Deugd
Proving herself as one of Australia’s brightest prospects, Kimiko Cooper is off to a strong start at this year’s December Showdown at Melbourne Park.
As the second seed in the 18-and-under Australian Championships girls’ singles draw, the youngster from Sydney has won her first two matches in the round-robin stage.
The 15-year-old defeated fellow New South Wales rising star Gabby Gregg 6-4 6-1 in her second round-robin encounter and is setting herself up as a great chance of winning the title.
“Today, my match was a lot better than yesterday,” Cooper said after defeating her seventh-seeded opponent.
“I went out and I was more aggressive, I was able to compete, defend…
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