By Glenys Furness
- Jodie Burrage made the semi-final in Thailand
- Only defeated by top seed
NONTHABURI, THAILAND – Jodie Burrage entered the ITF event and progressed to the semi-final. The Brit was only stopped by the top seed.
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Jodie Burrage entered the ITF event in Thailand and was unseeded. In the first round the Brit was drawn against Yuan Yue. The first set was very even with both players not wanting to flinch. However, it was Burrage who secured the vital break of serve to move ahead. The Chinese player fought back in the second set to level up the match. In the final set Burrage once again secured the vital break and moved into the next round 7-5, 3-6, 6-4.
In the second round the Brit was against Kamonwan Buayam. The Thai player was no match for Burrage, who was on fire and lost little time in taking the game to Buayam. The Brit lost only two games as she stormed to a straight sets win 6-1, 6-1.
The quarter-final saw Burrage up against Nicoleta Dascălu. The Romanian was unable to prevent the Brit from breaking in the first set to take the lead. However, Dascălu re-grouped in the next set and broke Burrage to level up the match. The Brit was not going to go quietly though and broke in the final set to move into the semi-final 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.
In the semi-final Burrage was against the top seed Patricia Maria Țig. The Romanian was in superb form, and broke the Brit at will. Burrage struggled against the top seed and was only able to get two games on the board. Tig went on to take the match 6-1, 6-1.
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Challenger & ITF Round Up
Brydan Klein was defeated by Daniel Altmaier in the first round in Launceston 7-5, 7-6(3).
Jay Clarke was defeated by Michail Pervolarakis in the second round in Launceston 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
Liam Broady was defeated by Mohamed Safwat in the quarter-final in Launceston 7-6(7), 6-3.
Cheri Darley was defeated by Lena Ruppert in the first round in Tunisia 6-1, 6-1.
George Loffhagen was defeated by Omar Giacalone in the second round in Tunisia 6-2, 6-3.
Emilie Lindh was defeated by Alba Rey Garcia in the first round in Spain 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.
Next week Brits play in Rotterdam, New York, Bengaluru, Cleveland, Barnstaple, Kazakhstan, Greece, France, Spain, St Petersburg, Egypt & Tunisia.
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