By Glenys Furness
- Emilie Lindh made the semi-final in Sharm El Sheikh doubles
- Brit just edged out of making the final
SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYPT – Emilie Lindh reached the semi-finals of the ITF doubles. Teaming with Barbara Bonić the pair were just edged out of a spot in the final.
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Emilie Lindh teamed up with Serbian Barbara Bonić and entered the doubles event and the pair were unseeded. The Brit/Serbian pair drew Elina Nepliy & Anastasia Zolotreva. The Russians were no match for the Brit/Serb who dominated the first set. Although the second set was closer, Lindh & Bonić were able to get the vital break of serve and took the match 6-2, 6-4.
In the quarter-final the Brit/Serb were up against Emma Davis & Nicole Fossa Huergo. The American/Italian got the jump on the Brit/Serb pairing and dominated the first set. However, Lindh & Bonić re-grouped and secured a break of serve to level up the match. The resulting match tiebreak was very close, but it was the Brit/Serb that edged it and a place in the semi-final 2-6, 6-3, 10-7.
The semi-final saw the Brit/Serbian facing Yekaterina Dmitrichenko & Kamila Kerimbayeva. The Kazakhs got off to the best start as they broke serve and took the set. However Lindh & Bonić fought back in the second set and levelled up the match. Once again a match tiebreak would be required to settle the place in the semi-final. The Kazakhs unfortunately edged this and booked the spot in the final 6-3, 5-7, 10-8.
Doubles Round Up
Ken Skupski with Santiago González were defeated by Máximo González & Simone Bolelli in the first round of the French Open 2-6, 6-2, 7-5.
Dom Inglot with Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi were defeated by Manuel Guinard & Arthur Rinderknech in the first round of the French Open 6-7(8), 6-3, 7-5.
Luke Bambridge with Ben McLachlan were defeated by Wesley Koolhof & Nikola Mektić in the first round of the French Open 6-4, 7-6(4).
Dan Evans with Hubert Hurkacz were defeated by Marcel Granollers & Horacio Zeballos in the second round of the French Open 6-2, 6-2.
Jonny O’Mara with Marcelo Arévalo were defeated by Jean-Julien Rojer & Horia Tecău in the second round of the French Open 6-3, 6-2.
Cameron Norrie with Márton Fucsovics were defeated by Jeremy Chardy & Fabrice Martin in the second round of the French Open 7-6(2), 6-2.
Joe Salisbury with Rajeev Ram were defeated by Mate Pavić & Bruno Soares in the quarter-final of the French Open 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.
Jamie Murray & Neal Skupski were defeated by Andreas Mies & Kevin Krawietz in the quarter-final of the French Open 6-4, 6-4.
Max Andrews with Jaume Pla Malfeito were defeated by Harri Heliovaara & Alex Lawson in the first round of Barcelona 6-0, 6-4.
Daniel Harris & Sean Harris were defeated by Sagadat Ayap & Markos Kalovelonis in the first round in Sharm El Sheikh 6-4, 6-0.
Luke Johnson & Tom Hands were defeated by Sebastian Fanselow & Maximillian Neuchrist in the first round in Setubal 6-3, 6-3.
Oscar Weightman with Jean Thirouln were defeated by Stuart Parker & Filip Bergevi in the quarter-final in Monastir 4-6, 6-4, 10-8.
Stuart Parker with Filip Bergevi were defeated by Facundo Juarez & Gabriel Roveri Sidney in the semi-final in Monastir 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 10-3.
Next Week Brits play in St Petersburg, Cologne, Sardinia, Lisbon, Alicante, Sharm El Sheikh & Funchal.
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