Former New Zealand player receives Australian Open wildcard

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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