By Glenys Furness

  • Emilie Lindh made semi-final in Tunisia
  • Brit was sixth seed
  • Dropped one set en route
MONASTIR, TUNISIA – Emilie Lindh entered the ITF event and was the sixth seed. The Brit made it to the semi-final before being defeated by the eventual winner.

 

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Brit of the Week

Emilie Lindh entered the ITF event in Tunisia and was seeded sixth. In the first round Lindh drew qualifier Mio Mushika. The Japanese player stayed with Lindh in the first set, until the Brit managed to break serve. Mushika was unable to break back. In the second set Lindh broke early and held on to book a spot in the second round 6-4, 6-3.

In the second round the Brit was against Mariana Dražić. The Croatian found Lindh too strong in the first set, as the Brit broke and took the lead. In the second set Dražić tried to stay with the Brit, however Lindh was able to break serve to move into the quarter-final 6-3, 6-4.

The quarter-final saw the Brit against third seed Michika Ozeki. The Japanese player was totally outclassed in the first set as Lindh broke at will to take the lead. The third seed re-grouped in the second set, breaking Lindh to level up the match. The final set was close, as the players went toe to toe. Eventually Lindh secured the break of serve and moved into the semi-final 6-0, 4-6, 6-0.

In the semi-final Lindh was against fifth seed Mell Elizabeth Reasco Gonzalez. The Ecuadorian went toe to toe with the Brit in the first set, securing the break towards the end to take the lead. The Brit re-grouped in the second set, breaking Reasco Gonzalez and levelling up the match. In the final set the Ecuadorian dominated, breaking Lindh to book a spot in the final 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.

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Challenger & ITF Round Up

Jodie Burrage was defeated by Lizette Cabrera in the first round in Nottingham 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Matilda Mutavdzic was defeated by Wang Xinyu in the first round in Nottingham 7-5, 6-1.

Samantha Murray Sharan was defeated by Arina Rodi0nova in the first round in Nottingham 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.

Jay Clarke was defeated by Richard Gasquet in the second round in Nottingham 7-5, 6-7(8), 7-6(4).

Aidan McHugh was defeated by Alex Bolt in the second round in Nottingham 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-4.

Anton Matusevich was defeated by Mackenzie McDonald in the quarter-final in Nottingham 6-2, 6-3.

Emma Raducanu was defeated by Tsvetana Pironkova in the quarter-final in Nottingham 7-5, 7-6(2).

George Loffhagen was defeated by Valentin Royer in the first round in Grasse 4-6, 6-2, 6-0.

Amanda Carreras was defeated by Diane Parry in the first round in Denain 6-2, 6-0.

Freya Christie was defeated by Pemra Ozgen in the first round in Figueira Da Foz 6-1, 6-3.

Next Week Brits play in Eastbourne, Roehampton (Wimbledon qualifying), Italy, Turkey, Tunisia, Portugal, France & USA.

 

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