- Jodie Burrage made final without dropping a set
- Defeated by seventh seed in the final
MONTEMOR-O-NOVO, PORTUGAL – Jodie Burrage made the final of the ITF event without dropping a set. The top seed was only defeated by the seventh seed.
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Jodie Burrage entered the ITF event in Portugal and was the top seed. In the first round the Brit was up against Ana Filipa Santos. The Portuguese was a wild card into the event and Burrage wasted no time in dominating the first set. Santos could not get a game on the board in the set. The second was a little better for the wild card as the Portuguese managed to hold serve twice. The Brit was too strong though and progressed through to the next round in straight sets 6-0, 6-2.
The second round the Brit was up against Brazilian Ingrid Gamarra Martins. The top seed continued where she left off and broke the Brazilian quickly in the first set. Gamarra Martins was unable to get back on terms in the set and Burrage had the lead. The second set was much the same as the Brit broke the Brazilian again to move into the quarter-final 6-3, 6-3.
In the quarter-final the Brit was up against Daria Mishina. The Russian struggled in the match and Burrage secured the break needed. The first set was soon in the bag for the top seed. The Russian then conceded the match without a further ball being struck. The top seed had moved into the semi-final 6-3, 0-0 (RET).
The semi-final saw the top seed against Ioana Loredana Roșca. The Romanian stayed with the Brit in the first set, until Burrage managed to get the break and take the lead. Roșca spirit was broken as the top seed totally dominated the second set to move into the final 6-4, 6-2.
In the final Burrage was against Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia. The top seed was under pressure as Haddad Maia dominated the first set. The Brit managed to get a game on the board before the set was closed out. The second set was closer with Burrage finding her game more. Ultimately however, the Brazilian broke and the top seed was unable to break back. The Brit was defeated 6-1, 6-4 to top off a great week.
Challenger & ITF Round Up
Olivia Nicholls was defeated by Sandra Samir in the first round in Portugal 6-7(2), 6-1, 6-3.
Maia Lumsden was defeated by Ioana Lordana Roșca in the quarter-final in Portugal 6-1, 6-2.
Samantha Murray Sharan was defeated by Sabine Lisicki in the first round in Prague 6-3, 6-4.
Harriet Dart was defeated by Yuki Naito in the first round in Prague 1-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Amanda Carreras was defeated by Seone Mendez in the first round in Prague 6-2, 6-2.
Francesca Jones was defeated by Kristína Kučová in the semi-final in Prague 6-0, 6-2.
Liam Broady was defeated by Facundo Bagnis in the second round in Cordenons 6-3, 7-6(4).
Emilie Lindh was defeated by Leyre Romero Gormaz in the first round in Spain 6-3, 6-4.
Matilda Mutavdzic was defeated by Daniela Vismane in the second round in Italy 3-6, 6-0, 6-2.
Next week Brits play in New York (US Open), Kitzbühel, Istanbul, Saint Malo & Portugal.
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