Australian Open wildcards to be decided at Play-off finals tomorrow
(December 15, 2018) The next two Australian Open wildcards will be decided tomorrow with the men’s and women’s Play-off finals taking place on Court 8 at Melbourne Park from 11.00 am.
The AO Play-off started on Monday 10 December with 32 Australian men and women competing in a knock-out tournament for coveted Australian Open 2019 wildcards.
No.3 seed James Duckworth (NSW) will take on South Australian Luke Saville in the men’s final, with No.5 seed Astra Sharma (WA) and  Kimberly Birrell (Qld) set to battle it out in the women’s final. Both winners will be awarded main draw Australian Open wildcards.
Today, Destanee Aiava (Vic) and Naiktha Bains (Qld) defeated Isabelle Wallace (Vic) and Astra Sharma (WA) in the Australian Open 2019 Play-off doubles final, earning them a doubles AO 2019 wildcard.
Tomorrow will also mark the end of December Showdown 2018. The 16/u and 12/u Australian Championship finals will be played, with the winners of the 16s taking home a wildcard into the Australian Open Junior Championships.
Day 6 results
| Astra Sharma (WA)||d||[4) Zoe Hives (Vic)||3-6 6-4 6-3|
| Kimberly Birrell (Qld)||d|| Ellen Perez (NSW)||6-4 6-4|
| Destanee Aiava (Vic) / Naiktha Bains (Qld)||d||Astra Sharma (WA) /
Isabelle Wallace (Vic) 6-2 6-3
Order of Play
Sunday 16 December 2018
Men’s and women’s finals
Australian Championships 16/u finals
Australian Championships 12/u finals
|Starting at 11:00 am
 Astra Sharma (WA)
 Kimberly Birrell (Qld)
|Starting at 9.00 am
16/u Girls’ final
 Olivia Gadecki (Qld)
 Anastasia Berezov (NSW)
|Not before 12.30 pm
[WC] Luke Saville (SA)
 James Duckworth (NSW)
16/u Boys’ final
 Tai Sach (Qld)
Enzo Aguiard (Vic)
December Showdown draws and acceptance lists
|Australian Open 2019 Play-off||10-16 December 2018|
|18/u Australian Championships||1-8 December 2018|
|16/u Australian Championships||12-16 December 2018|
|14/u Australian Championships||1-6 December 2018|
|14/u Australian Teams Championships||7-10 December 2018|
|12/u Australian Championships||11-16 December 2018|
|12/u Australian Teams Championships||7-10 December 2018|
The Australian Open 2019 Play-off will be livestreamed via tennis.com.au from 10 to 16 December and Nine’s 9Now will stream the semifinals and finals. Live scores for the event can be found here: AO Play-off 2019.
Entry to Australian Open 2019 Play-off is free for spectators.