FFA has decided. Invitations (wild-card) to the Australian Open Championship (January 16-29) were received by Diane Parry, who is currently 109th in the WTA ranking and Luka Van Assche, 137th in the ATP ranking. The latter benefit from an invitation to a mutual agreement signed between the FFT and the Australian Tennis Federation (Tennis Australia), which provides for the exchange of wild cards between Roland Garros and the Australian Open. 20-year-old Diane Parry will participate in the first round of the main draw of the Australian Open Championship for the second time in her professional career. Trained by Loic Courteau, the Frenchwoman stood out this season by reaching the 3rd round of Roland Garros and Wimbledon. 18-year-old Luca Van Assche will play in the main draw of the Australian Open for the first time in his career. 503rd in the ATP rankings at the beginning of 2022, he is currently ranked 137th in the world. He is currently coached by Yannick Kere, who just won the Maia Challenger in Portugal. ” Diane achieved her best Grand Slam performances this year and won her first match with France at the Billie Jean King Cup. Luca is finishing the season very well and his progress in 2022 is impressive, he is now in the top 100. It makes sense that he wins this invitation.– said the national technical director Nicolas Escude.
Source: Le Figaro
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