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  • WillisClay
    Marcus Willis Secures Staggering Qualification for Wimbledon

    British world #775 Marcus Willis was the only Brit to make it out of qualifying for the grass court Grand Slam, Wimbledon, as he put together a quite remarkable run which involved victories over a top 100 player, a hotly-tipped Russian starlet, and a player who has already beaten Liam Broady this year and performed

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  • Marcus Willis (GBR) in action during the Aegon Trophy at Nottingham Tennis Centre.

Photographer: Chris Vaughan
Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014
    Willis, Cox, Whybourn, Lumsden Win Wimbledon WC Playoffs

    Marcus Willis, Daniel Cox, Lisa Whybourn and Maia Lumsden have all received wildcards for the upcoming Wimbledon qualifying event next week after winning the Wimbledon wildcard playoffs organised by the LTA this week ahead of several disappointed fellow Brits. Great to see 2 members of the DH Tennis family reach Wimbledon Qualifying @DanCox90 @Willbomb90 #coachingteam #claimingwehelped

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  • Ward and Klein Both Lose in QR1 at Roland Garros

    Out-of-form James Ward and recovering-from-injury Brydan Klein are hardly the likeliest of pairs to secure victories in the first qualifying round of the second Grand Slam of the year, especially given neither player is hugely competent on clay. Unfortunately, neither player could upset the odds as both went down in straight sets earlier today. British interest

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  • Monday $10k Qs: Lisa Phillips Makes Main Draw in Turkey

    In a quiet day at ITF Futures $10k level, only three players were in action, all playing in their final qualifying round matches in either Turkey or India. Lisa Phillips snapped an 8-match losing streak to reach her first main draw of 2016, while Rhett Purcell and Jamie Praditngam both fell at the final hurdle.

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  • Monday $10k Qualifying: Cannell & Paris Win Battle of Brits

    In the final rounds of qualifying across the ITF Futures $10k events today, Joel Cannell and Joshua Paris both overcame British opposition to reach their respective main draws in Greece and Turkey. Two more all-GB 10K final qualifying matches today. Both went to 3 sets – @tennisjp won in Heraklion & @joelcannell_ won in Antalya

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    Sunday $10k Qs: Ola Pitak Beats Sister to Reach Greece MD

    A selection of ITF Futures $10k events have reached the final qualifying stage today, with only Ola Pitak qualifying so far, with several qualifying events still yet to be completed. Heraklion 10K Q: 14yo Ola Pitak qualifies for her first 10K singles main draw, edging elder sister Kasia in 2 close (8-6 & 10-8!) tiebreaks —

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  • Zero British Qualifiers at $10k in Heraklion

    A poor weekend of qualifying at the ITF Futures $10k in Heraklion, Greece culminated in George Davies’ 6-2 6-3 defeat in the final qualifying round earlier today. Four Brits initially entered qualifying in the Men’s draw, but Lamar Bartley and Isaac Stoute both exited in the first qualifying round in straight sets, with Bartley losing

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  • Sarah Beth Grey Sole Survivor at $10k Qualifying in Greece

    20-year-old Sarah Beth Grey, formerly Askew, was the only Brit to come through qualifying at the ITF Futures $10k event in Heraklion, Greece this weekend, with several Brits tumbling in both the Men’s and Women’s Singles. Grey was joined by Chelsea May Samways, Anna Popescu and Kasia and Ola Pitak in qualifying for this week’s

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  • Webley-Smith Beaten in $50k Qualifying in China

    31-year-old Emily Webley-Smith fell to a disappointing straight sets first qualifying round defeat at the ITF Futures $50k event in Shenzhen, China this weekend at the hands of Japanese Mana Ayukawa. Webley-Smith is the highest-ranked player the Japanese 21-year-old has beaten this year, and having won 8 out of 11 close games, the Japanese player

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  • $10k Qualifiers: Meehan, Kivanda, Allemby Out

    British interest in the qualifying draws at the ITF Futures $10k events in Italy and Tunisia is over this week, as Harry Meehan, Sizya Kivanda and James Allemby all failed to reach the main draw. Kivanda and Meehan were both playing at the event in San Carlo Canavese on the hard courts of Italy. Meehan,

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