By Glenys Furness
- Samantha Murray made the semi-final in Toronto
- Took set off former Wimbledon semi-finalist
TORONTO, CANADA – Samantha Murray entered the ITF event and made the semi-final. Only former Wimbledon semi-finalist Kirsten Flipkens ended her run.
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Brit of the Week
Samantha Murray entered the ITF event in Toronto. In the first round the Brit drew Kennedy Shaffer. The American was no match for Murray, who broke the serve of Shaffer in each set. The Brit had little bother moving into the next round in straight sets 6-3, 6-3.
In the second round Murray was against Hayley Carter. The American pushed the Brit close in each sets, however Murray was able to pull through. The Brit managed to break serve right at the end of each set, and moved into the quarter-final 7-5, 7-5.
The quarter-final saw Murray against Indy De Vroome. The Brit was pushed close in the first set, breaking right at the end of the set. De Vroome fought back in the second set, breaking the serve of Murray and levelling up the match. The final set saw the Brit re-group and totally dominate, not letting the Dutchwoman get a look in. Murray booked her spot in the semi-final 7-5, 3-6, 6-1.
In the semi-final the Brit was against top seed and former Wimbledon semi-finalist Kirsten Flipkens. The Belgian dominated the first set breaking Murray twice to claim the set. However, Murray fought back in the second set and dominated the second set to level up. Flipkens moved ahead in the final set, showing the experience of her ranking. The Belgian took the match 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.
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Challenger & ITF Round Up
Naomi Broady was defeated by Elitsa Kostova in the second round in Toronto 6-3, 6-3.
Brydan Klein was defeated by Tatsuma Ito in the second round in Playford 6-4, 6-4.
Jay Clarke was defeated by James Duckworth in quarter-final in Playford 6-3, 6-3.
James Ward was defeated by Steve Darcis in the first round in Eckental 7-5, 7-6(4).
Liam Broady was defeated by Raymond Sarmiento in the first round in Charlottesville 6-4, 6-2.
Lloyd Glasspool was defeated by Alexander Ritschard in the first round in Charlottesville 6-4, 6-4.
Ryan Peniston was defeated by Carl Söderlund in the first round in Charlottesville 7-5, 4-6, 6-2.
Evan Hoyt was defeated by Filip Peliwo in the first round in Charlottesville 6-4, 6-2.
Giles Hussey was defeated by Manuel Peña López in the first round in USA 6-2, 6-1.
Matthis Ross was defeated by Alejandro Moro Canas in the first round in USA 3-0 RET.
Jake Hersey was defeated by Nicolo Inserra in the first round in Tunisia 6-4, 6-4.
Grazilla Barrett was defeated by Federica Arcidiacono in the first round in Tunisia 6-1, 6-1.
Alexis Canter was defeated by Evgenii Tiurnev in the first round in Estonia 6-4, 6-4.
Joshua Paris was defeated by Karl Saar in the first round in Estonia 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3.
Julian Cash was defeated by Kyrian Jacquet in the quarter-final in Egypt 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Arthur Fery was defeated by Tiago Cação in the first round in Spain 6-4, 6-1.
Stuart Parker was defeated by Michael Vrbenský in the first round in Turkey 7-6(4), 6-1.
Gabriella Taylor was defeated by Jantje Tilbuerger in the second round in Turkey 2-1 RET.
Naiktha Bains was defeated by Storm Sanders in the quarter-final in Playford 6-3, 7-5.
Anna Popescu was defeated by Verena Hofer in second round in Italy7-5, 7-5.
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