Maddison Inglis has been crowned the 2019 Hooper Accountants Toowoomba International champion after she took out Japan’s Kyoka Okamura 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 in the Finals. With this win, Inglis is set to reach a personal best ranking of No.165 in the World with an eye on a Top-150 soon.
“It’s been a long four weeks, lots of matches,” she said of her Australian Pro Tour thus far. “I’m really glad to finish on a positive note and get the win today”. This title makes it 2 consecutive finals for Inglis, after she made the Brisbane final last week, losing to in-form American, Asia Muhammad.
“The last two weeks have been really awesome, making two finals, so I’m very happy,” Maddison, added. “I actually came into the week with bone bruising on my heel, so the plan was just to go out in the first match and see how it felt.
Now I’ve won the tournament, so I couldn’t ask for a better finish”. Seasoned campaigner Olivia Rogowska from Victoria has been regaining some vital form in recent times, the No.3 seed battling her way to a semifinal berth, with all her matches going the distance before falling to Okamura.
On the Men’s side of the draw, Christopher O'Connell's second ATP Challenger title of the year is expected to catapult his ranking into the world's top 150. He took out Steve Johnson in straight sets 6-4, 6-4 in the finals.