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  • Brits of the Week: Week 22

    Our weekly feature, Brits of the Week, assesses the three most impactful British players from the week just gone, in the opinion of our correspondent Sam Barker. Overall it was a pretty mediocre week for Brits with juniors and futures suffering mostly first or second round exists. Nevertheless, there was still a Grand Slam title

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  • Week 22 ITFs: No Brit Progresses Past Second Round

    It was a week to forget for Brits at ITF Futures events across the globe, as no Brit even reached the quarter-finals of any of the events on offer (barring the events in Eastbourne and Manchester). 19-year-old Laura Sainsbury, new convert Dan Dowson and the ever-improving Francesca Stephenson got the furthest with a single main

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  • Double Trouble: Round-Up of Weeks 20 and 21

    Week 20 The Winners It was a third doubles final of the year for Amanda Carreras and her regular Italian partner Alice Savoretti. The unseeded pair have played superbly in patches, but put together a breathless week of play to take their first 25K title as a pair. Great to see success this week for

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  • Week 22 ITFs: Carreras Makes $100k MD in France

    In a generally quiet week of ITF Futures action across the globe (this article doesn’t touch upon the events happening this week in the UK), Amanda Carreras is at the highest profile event and has done well to reach the main draw after coming through a couple of tough qualifying matches. In other news, 19-year-old

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  • Brits of the Week: Week 21

    Our weekly feature, Brits of the Week, assesses the three most impactful British players from the week just gone, in the opinion of our correspondent Sam Barker. With the British grass court swing getting underway it has been a much quieter week as many of the British players take some time off to adjust to

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  • Week 21 ITFs: Christie and Stephenson Both Fall in SFs

    The excellent runs of Freya Christie and Francesca Stephenson in Korea and Turkey respectively both came to an end in the semi-finals this weekend, with Christie being narrowly defeated by the top seed in Korea thanks to two heartbreaking tiebreaks, and Stephenson winning just four games in her semi-final clash against Frenchwoman Elixane Lechemia. Heartbreaker

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  • Week 21 ITFs: Christie and Stephenson Reach Semi-Finals

    Freya Christie and Francesca Stephenson are the only Brits in ITF action that have reached the semi-final this week, although their were a host of Brits who reached the quarters before falling to superior opposition over the course of the past few days.Most notably, Suzy Larkin won her first two ITF main draw matches and

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  • Brits of the Week: Week 20

    Our weekly feature, Brits of the Week, assesses the three most impactful British players from the week just gone, in the opinion of our correspondent Sam Barker. Shall we just get straight into it this week? #3 – Alex Ward – KPN Renewables Bangkok Open 2016: Semi-Finals A few weeks ago, when Alex last made

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  • Week 20 ITFs: Lumsden, Aswat Qualify in Turkey

    Young Ewen Lumsden was joined by Imran Aswat in the main draw of the ITF Futures $10k in Turkey in a quiet day of qualifying, while Farris Gosea went a step closer to the main draw in Mexico and Francesca Jones was made to wait another day to secure her place. Proud of my wee

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