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James Blake Captures Medibank Crown

James Blake has written himself into the history books of the Medibank International. He has become only the fourth African American, joining all time greats Arthur Ashe from 1970 and Althea Gibson from 1956 to win this prestigious crown.

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Henin-Hardenne Rallies For Second Medibank Title

Misty drizzle that at times became heavy rain interrupted and delayed the penultimate day at the Medibank International. It was almost game, set, match to the weather but the players fought back against Mother Nature and won. The men�s finalists were decided and the women�s champion was crowned.

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Hewitt Streak At Medibank International Snapped

Lleyton Hewitt admitted it. It was a match that he should have won. He should have won his 23rd consecutive singles match at the Medibank International and secured a place in the semifinals. Instead Hewitt uncharacteristically failed to convert two match points against Andreas Seppi a qualifier from…..

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Hewitt Wins In Straight Sets But Clijsters Withdraws Due To Injury

Lleyton Hewitt was glad for a more comfortable match compared to his first round which went three sets. The top seed and defending champion defeated Austrian Jurgen Melzer 6-1 6-4 to secure a place in the quarterfinals. He ran away with the first set in 37 minutes but the second set took a bit longe…..

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Second Seed Mauresmo Falls At First Hurdle

The mercury made it hot off the courts but the tennis action around the Sydney International Tennis Centre made it hotter on the courts at the Medibank International. Big hitting Serbian Ana Ivanovic booked her position in the quarterfinals with an impressive 6-3, 7-5 win over world number three and…..

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Henin-Hardenne Gets Past Hingis & Hewitt Scrapes Through

It was the most outstanding first round match the Medibank International has ever hosted.

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Tennis Hots Ups At The Medibank International

A sensational day of tennis is scheduled for tomorrows� Medibank International.

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Medibank International Kicks Off With Massive First Round Matches

Never before in the history of the Medibank International have two former tournament champions and world number ones clashed in the first round. That�s the situation in the bottom half of the women�s draw as fifth seed Justine Henin-Hardenne takes on comeback player Martina Hingis.

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Sony Ericsson aces Medibank International

Sony Ericsson, �Official Entertainment Sponsor� of the Medibank International, today announced a range of unique entertainment initiatives for the 2006 tournament, commencing Sunday January 8. Headlining the entertainment is Australian music super-star Vanessa Amorossi, who will perform a concert f…..

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Medibank International Serves Aces in Off-court Entertainment

Visitors will be able to meet their tennis heroes and try out their tennis skills at FanFest every day of the tournament then go and check out the kinds of racquets the legends of the game used to play with and tennis fashion at the Australian Tennis Museum. There will also be a Courtside Mini Film …..

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Medibank International Seedings Announced

The singles seedings for the 2006 Medibank International were announced this afternoon and as expected Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijsters head the respective lists.

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Final Pre-qualifying Results From Medibank International

The pre-qualifying tournament for the Medibank International and which was open to Australian players only, was completed today with Sadik Kadir and Adam Feeney winning through in the final round. The two players will now receive wild cards for the qualifying event for the Medibank International.

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Nadal Withdraws From Medibank International

Rafael Nadal has been forced to withdraw from the Medibank International due to a persistent injury to his left foot.

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Pre-Qualifying Results From Medibank International

The pre-qualifying tournament for the Medibank International began today with two rounds completed. The event, which is open only to Australian men, is being played over two days. The final round, to determine the two players that will gain wild cards into the qualifying draw, to be played tomorrow.

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Tough Openers For Top Two Seeds

The Medibank International is staging a pre-qualifying draw for the second successive year with two players from the line-up gaining wild cards into the qualifying draw.

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Former World Number One Gains First Wildcard

Juan Carlos Ferrero, finalist at the 2003 Medibank International, has been granted the first of the mens wild cards for the 2006 tournament. The former world number one and Grand Slam champion is familiar with playing in Sydney and sees the Medibank International as an important start in his campaig…..

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Martina Hingis Returning To Sydney

Shes coming back! Martina Hingis has confirmed that she will be playing the 2006 Medibank International. In doing so she will be in-line to join the ranks of Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong and her namesake Martina Navratilova as the only women to have won the title four times in the Open-era (sin…..

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Medibank International Star Attraction Leads The World

French Open champion Rafael Nadal will be one of the mega-stars that will hit the courts for the Medibank International next January and right now the world number two is enjoying being the most prolific winner in world tennis.

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The Medibank International locked into ATP/WTA Tour

Medibank Private, Australia�s largest health fund, has secured the naming rights sponsorship of Australia�s biggest combined ATP/ Sony Ericsson WTA TOUR tennis tournament in a three year agreement.

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