Middx at Australian Open 2023
January 29, 2023
Ranah produced her best performance so far in Junior Grand Slams by reaching the semi-finals in the Junior Girls Singles and second round of the Junior Girls Doubles. This takes her ITF Girls ranking to a career high of 11 on 30th January.
Ranah was also in the GB team with Harriet for the United Cup brushing shoulders with the Top players.
Harriet was competing in the main draw with a direct acceptance with after breaking into the Top 100 in 2022. She faced a tough match up with Jil Teichmann, the 32nd seed in round 1 and pushed her in the first set, ultimately losing 5-7 1-6.
Harriet started off the season with some brilliant performances for Team GB at the United Cup which contributed to their group Win.
Andy, a 6-time Australian Open Quad Doubles Champion, faced doubles partner David Wagner in the first round of the singles falling 3-6 3-6. And in the doubles they fell 5-7 3-6 to D. Ramphadi and Y. Silva in the semi-finals.
In an Australian Open first, Melbourne hosted a Hard of Hearing tournament bringing 20 Deaf players (10 male and 10 female) to play at the Australian Open between 27-29th January. Esah, currently studying at Cambridge University, participated in the men's event winning 2 out of 5 matches to place 6th overall.
Check out this link for AO 2023 All Abilities and Accessibility Initiatives.