By Glenys Furness

  • Katy Dunne reached the final of the Australian event
  • Defeated two seeded players en route
TOOWOOMBA, AUSTRALIA, Katy Dunne was the best performing Brit on the lower tiers this week. Taking out two seeded players on her way to the final of the ITF 25K event.

 

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Dunne at just 21, has already won four ITF singles titles and six ITF doubles titles. Taking on a home country player in the first round, the Brit sealed a straight set victory, winning the second set by edging the tiebreaker. Only one break of serve was obtained in the entire match 6-4, 7-6(5)

Another Australian waited in the second round for Dunne. This time it was not straight forward. The Brit had to come from a set down before progressing to the next round. Despite losing the first set, Dunne fought back to dominate the second set. The deciding set came close to needing a tiebreak, however the Brit secured the win right at the end 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.

The quarter final had Dunne up against another Australian, the fifth seed Arina Rodionova. The Brit wasted little time in dispatching Rodionova in straight sets, setting up a semi final spot 6-3, 6-4.

At the semi final stage Dunne was the only non seeded player remaining in the draw. The Brit faced the third seed Julia Glushko. Dunne was on a roll and in no mood to lose, the Israeli had no answer to anything Dunne threw at her. The Brit once again did not drop a set as she took down the third seed in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. One more match for her fifth singles title.

The opponent in the final was the seventh seed Dalma Galfi. The Hungarian proved just too good for Dunne, dominating the first set. The second was closer, but ultimately the seed came through to deny the Brit the win 2-6, 4-6.

 

Doubles, Challengers & ITF round up.

  • Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares lost in the quarter finals of Tokyo.
  • Dom Inglot & Jean-Julian Rojer lost in the quarter finals of Tokyo.
  • Ken & Neal Skupski lost in the quarter finals of Mons Challenger, the second seeds went out to the eventual winners Jergen Melzer & Julian Knowle.
  • Brydan Klein lost in the second round of the singles & the quarter finals of the doubles in Stockton challenger.
  • Katie Boulter made the semi final in Redding before having to retire with an injury

 

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