By Glenys Furness
- Jodie Burrage made semi-final in Sharm El Sheikh
- The Brit didn’t drop a set en route
- Ends a great couple of weeks in Egypt
SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYPT – Jodie Burrage ended a good run in the country making the semi-final. The Brit enjoyed an excellent couple of weeks with a title and a semi-final finish.
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Brit of the Week
Jodie Burrage certainly loves the air in Sharm El Sheikh, for a second consecutive week the Brit tops the performances. The first round opponent for the sixth seed was Daria Kuczer, Burrage was well in control in the match when the Pole retired 6-4, 3-1 down.
In the second round the Brit was against María Pérez-Garcia. The Colombian could not do much with serve in the first set, and soon found herself down. In the next set Burrage was able to break when needed and move onto the quarter-final without much trouble 6-2, 6-4.
The quarter-final was against the third seed Julia Elbaba. The American should have been a tougher contest for the Brit, but Burrage was on a roll. Elbaba couldn’t get a handle on the Brit serve, unlike Burrage who was all over the American, losing only three games to progress to the semi-final 6-1, 6-2.
In the semi-final the sixth seed faced Angelina Gabueva. The Russian got off to a great start, and prevented Burrage from winning any games at all. The Brit needed to mount a fightback in the second set to progress to her second final in as many weeks. Burrage did step things up and managed to stay with Gabueva for most of the set, unfortunately the Russian took the break and moved into the final 6-0, 7-5.
A trophy and a semi-final finish is certainly a great ending to a couple of weeks in Sharm El Sheikh.
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Challenger & ITF Round Up
Emilie Lindh Gallagher lost in the first round in Sharm El Sheikh to the top seed 7-5, 7-5
Emily Appleton lost in the second round in Heraklion 7-5, 6-4
Harriet Dart lost in the first round in Kofu 6-4,6-1
Gabriella Taylor was 5-5 in the first set in the quarter-final in Canberra when she retired from the match
Katy Dunne lost in the quarter-final of Canberra 6-1, 6-0
Alex Ward lost in the first round of Le Gosier 6-2, 6-0
Lloyd Glasspool lost in the first round of Le Gosier 6-4, 6-1
Billy Harris lost in the second round in Santa Margherita Di Pula 6-2, 6-2
James Ward lost in the first round in Portugal, the Brit took the first set 6-4, then lost the next 7-6(2), 6-1
Jay Clarke lost in the quarter-final of San Luis Open 6-3, 7-6(4)
Finn Bass lost in the quarter-final in Egypt, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Jonathan Gray lost in the quarter-final in Greece 6-4, 6-2
Dan Dowson lost in the first round in Tunisia 6-3, 6-0
Ryan Storrie lost in the first round in Turkey, the Brit took the first set 6-3 then lost the next 6-3, 6-4
Next week Brits play in Charleston, Monterrey, Japan, Egypt, Italy, USA & Turkey.
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