By Glenys Furness
- Emily Appleton & Yuriko Lily Miyazaki took out top seeds in first round
- Brit & Japanese made semi-final
MONTPELLIER, FRANCE – Emily Appleton & Yuriko Lily Miyazaki entered the event and were unseeded. The Brit/Japanese pairing defeated the top seeds in the first round.
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Emily Appleton and Yuriko Lily Miyazaki entered the ITF event in Montpellier. The Brit Japanese were unseeded and drew the top seeds Xenia Knoll & Elena Gabriela Ruse. The Swiss/Romanian pair stayed with Appleton & Miyazaki in the first set and forced a tiebreak. In the breaker Knoll & Ruse edged ahead and took the set. Appleton & Miyazaki re-grouped in the second and broke the top seeds to level the match. In the match tiebreak the Brit/Japanese dominated and moved into the quarter-final 6-7(6), 6-3, 10-1.
In the quarter-final Appleton & Miyazaki were against Irina Fetecau & Marine Partaud. The Romanian/French pairing were no match for the Brit/Japanese who dominated the first set. The second was slightly closer but Appleton & Miyazaki broke serve to move into the semi-final 6-2, 6-3.
The semi-final saw the Brit/Japanese against fourth seeds Estelle Cascino & Camilla Rosatello. The French/Italian pair fought hard against Appleton & Miyazaki and broke right at the end of the set to lead. The second set was just as close, unfortunately Cascino & Rosatello broke serve to seal the spot in the final 7-5, 6-4.
Doubles Round Up
Freya Christie with Ingrid Gamarra Martins were defeated by Himari Sato & Lulu Sun in the quarter-final in Palma Del Rio 7-6(2), 4-6, 10-3.
Alicia Barnett & Olivia Nicholls were defeated by Himari Sato & Lulu Sun in the semi-final in Palma Del Rio 7-6(6), 7-6(4).
Graziella Barrett with Iena Karlovcan were defeated by Katarina Kuzmova & Ekaterina Reyngold in the first round in Prokuplje 6-0, 6-2.
Emilie Lindh with Valentina Ryser were defeated by Raphaelle Lacasse & Angelica Raggi in the quarter-final in Monastir 6-3, 6-3.
Billy Harris with Yanais Laurent were defeated by Ali Amiri & Farzin Danny Amiri in the first round in Antalya 1-6, 6-3, 15-13.
Elbert Barr with Facundo Juarez were defeated by Francisco Comesana & Mariano Kestelbolm in the quarter-final in Antalya 6-3, 6-0.
Liam Broady & Ryan Peniston were defeated by Neal Skupski & Ken Skupski in the first round in Wimbledon 7-5, 6-3.
Jay Clarke with Marius Copil were defeated by Marcus Daniell & Philipp Oswald in the first round in Wimbledon 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
Luke Johnson & Anton Matusevich were defeated by Alex De Minaur & Matt Reid in the first round in Wimbledon 7-6(3), 6-2.
Jonny O’Mara with Hugo Nys were defeated by Ariel Behar & Gonzalo Escobar in the first round in Wimbledon 6-4, 7-6(3).
Stuart Parker & James Ward were defeated by Luke Bambridge & Dom Inglot in the first round in Wimbledon 7-6(6), 6-4.
Tara Moore & Eden Silva were defeated by Laura Siegemund & Vera Zvonareva in the first round in Wimbledon 6-4, 6-3.
Naomi Broady & Jodie Burrage were defeated by Viktória Kužmová & Arantxa Rus in the first round in Wimbledon 6-2, 7-6(3).
Naiktha Bains & Samantha Murray Sharan were defeated by Varvara Gracheva & Oksana Kalashnikova in the first round in Wimbledon 6-3, 6-4.
Sarah Beth Grey & Emily Webley-Smith were defeated by Tereza Martincová & Markéta Vondroušová in the first round in Wimbledon 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4.
Heather Watson with Henri Kontinen were defeated by Joe Salisbury & Harriet Dart in the first round in Wimbledon 6-1, 7-6(3).
Lloyd Glasspool & Jodie Burrage were defeated by Luke Bambridge & Asia Muhammad in the first round in Wimbledon 0-0 (RET).
Ryan Peniston & Eden Silva were defeated by Noami Broady & Jeremy Chardy in the first round in Wimbledon 6-4, 6-2.
Jonny O’Mara & Sarah Beth Grey were defeated by Nicholas Monroe & Renata Voráčová in the first round in Wimbledon 6-4, 6-3.
Ken Skupski with Jessica Pegula were defeated by Arthur Fery & Tara Moore in the first round in Wimbledon 6-1, 5-7, 7-5.
Jamie Murray with Bruno Soares were defeated by Andrey Golubev & Robin Haase in the second round in Wimbledon 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-2.
Alistair Gray & Aidan McHugh were defeated by Lloyd Glasspool & Harri Heliövaara in the second round in Wimbledon 4-6, 6-3, 8-6.
Luke Bambridge & Dom Inglot were defeated by Max Purcell & Luke Saville in the second round in Wimbledon 6-2, 6-4.
Samantha Murray Sharan with Divij Sharan were defeated by Raven Klaasen & Darija Jurak in the second round in Wimbledon 3-6, 7-6(1), 6-3.
Luke Bambridge with Asia Muhammad were defeated by Neal Skupski & Desirae Krawczyk in the second round in Wimbledon 6-3, 7-6(9).
Aidan McHugh & Emily Webley-Smith were defeated by Rohan Bopanna & Sania Mirza in the second round in Wimbledon 6-3, 6-1.
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