Former New Zealand player receives Australian Open wildcard

Updated at 7:19 pm on 5 January 2013

Tennis Australia has awarded the final discretionary Australian Open wildcard entries to four players including the former New Zealand representative Sacha Jones.

Jones had a successful 2012, winning in Port Pirie and Cairns plus claiming the ITF title in Kristinehamn, Sweden, to crack the top 200 and says it's her dream to play in a grand slam.

At the end of 2011 the 22-year-old announced that she was switching nationalities to play for Australia.

Her father is Australian-born and her mother is a New Zealander.

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