Adelaide tennis star, Andriana Petrakis defeated top-ranked Australian, Kelly Wren from New South Wales to win her first ever Australian Tennis Championships women’s singles final in Melbourne.
According to tennis.com.au, Andriana, an impressive tennis player on the autism spectrum, not only won the women’s singles division one title but also made the doubles finals of the championships with doubles partner, Siobhan [Bonnie] Johnson, from Victoria.
“I felt very proud and happy with myself as a South Australian Greek champion…I had a wonderful experience in Melbourne”, Andriana told The Greek Herald.
The four-day annual event held at Tennis World Albert Reserve from November 23-26, featured 69 competitors, with Australia’s top players with an intellectual impairment (PWII) and players who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHoH) bringing their best.
The next Australian Tennis Championships is set to take place in Melbourne in November, 2024.