By Glenys Furness
- Naomi Broady claims doubles title in Monterrey
- Partnered with Sara Sorribes Tormo the pair drop one set en route
MONTERREY, MEXICO – Naomi Broady & Sara Sorribes Tormo pick up the title in the WTA doubles, the pair dropped only one set on their run.
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Naomi Broady teamed up with Sara Sorribes Tormo in Monterrey. The Brit/Spaniard were unseeded and their first round opponents were Jacqueline Cako & Cornelia Lister. The American/Swede stayed with Broady/Sorribes Tormo well in the first set, but the Brit/Spaniard managed to get the break needed in both sets to move into the quarter-final 6-3, 6-2.
The quarter-final opponents were the second seeds María Irigoyen & Miyu Kato. The Argentine/Japanese pairing were favourites for the match, however the Brit/Spaniard were on a roll from the first round. The first set saw Broady/Sorribes Tormo take the break and the lead, they never let it go, the second set was very much one way traffic as they eased into the semi-final 6-3, 6-2.
In the semi-final the Brit/Spaniard were against Mariana Duque-Mariño & Evgeniya Rodina. The Colombian/Russian pairing tried to push Broady/Sorribes Tormo hard in the first set, but the Brit/Spaniard broke serve and held on. In the second set Duque-Mariño & Rodina were outclassed as the Brit/Spaniard progressed to the final 6-3, 6-1.
The final saw Broady/Sorribes Tormo against Desirae Krawczyk & Giuliana Olmos. The American/Mexican pairing got off to the best start, breaking the Brit/Spaniard and taking the lead. Broady/Sorribes Tormo however fought back well in the second set to level up, and force a match tie break to decide where the trophy would go. After exchanging breaks the Brit/Spaniard edged the final set to take the title 3-6, 6-4, 10-8.
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Doubles Round Up
Heather Watson with Mihaela Buzărnescu lost in the semi-final of Charleston 6-4, 6-0.
Scott Clayton with David Pel lost in the quarter-final of Alicante 6-3, 6-2.
Billy Harris with Maciej Rajski lost in the quarter-final of Santa Margherita di Pula 6-4, 7-6(8).
Jack Findel-Hawkins with Ronnie Schneider lost in the quarter final of Memphis 6-3, 6-2.
Conor Macdonald & Philip Sikman lost in the first round in Egypt 6-1, 6-2.
Luke Johnson with Fran Zvonimir Zgombic lost in the quarter-final of Tunisia 7-5, 6-3.
Tara Moore with Eleni Kordolaimi lost in quarter-final in Sharm El Sheikh 7-6(5), 6-2.
Next week Brits play in Marrakech, Houston, Mexico City, Italy, USA, Egypt, Lugano, Turkey & Portugal.
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