Grand slam: De Minaur has a crack at Australian Open organisers

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There was little to chose between the two in terms of winners in opener, with Seppi edging the Australian by 14 to 13 on that score, but De Minaur's relentlessness served him well and he committed six fewer unforced errors to take the lead.

The 19-year-old proved his burgeoning reputation as a fighter is deserved and he never looked in danger of suffering a repeat of last year's disappointment as he became the first Australian to lift the title since Bernard Tomic in 2013.

Victory over Simon meant the 19-year-old would have just a five-hour gap between that match and his final against Andreas Seppi, before flying to Melbourne on Sunday and starting his campaign on Monday afternoon.

The world No.29's court coverage was enormous as always, regularly chasing down his Italian opponent's forehands and wearing the veteran down over the 2hr 5min clash.

"To back it up from Sydney, I am proud that I was able to get it done in three sets."

It also took his daily court time to more than three-and-a-half hours, two days out from his first-round Australian Open clash with Portugal's Pedro Sousa.

The Aussie young gun was too good for Gilles Simon, winning 6-3 6-2 in their semi-final on Saturday.

Seppi was again the first to strike in the second set.

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Both women broke each other three times in the third set, including back-to-back efforts from Barty as Kvitova served for the championship twice. "I didn't want to overthink it and I'm happy with the way I composed myself during the match", said Kenin, ranked 56 in the world.

In a tournament in which none of the seeded players made it to the final four, Sandgren was playing only his second ATP final - having lost in Houston past year - while it was the first for wildcard entrant Norrie.

"It's tough to take", Barty said.

"I left everything out there".

"I have had probably one of the best weeks of my career".

"But I feel like I am hitting the ball well and certainly happy to come through in pretty straightforward fashion". "Yes, it's a bitter pill to swallow tonight, but we move on".

She beat world No.1 Simona Halep, No.9 Kiki Bertens and No.12 Elise Mertens on her way to the final.

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