By Glenys Furness
- Emily Webley-Smith & Sofia Shapatava claimed doubles title in Obidos
- Third seeds didn’t drop a set all event
- Back to back titles in Portugal
OBIDOS, PORTUGAL – Emily Webley-Smith & Sofia Shapatava claimed back to back doubles titles. The third seeds lifted the trophy without dropping a set.
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Emily Webley-Smith & Sofia Shapatava once again teamed up for the ITF event in Obidos, Portugal. Seeded third the Brit/Georgian were against Ekaterina Shalimova & Shalimar Talbi. The seeds took control in the first set early and held on to lead. Shalimova & Talbi tried to fight back in the second set, however the Brit/Georgian obtained the break required to move into the quarter-final 6-3, 7-5.
The quarter-final saw the seeds against the Portuguese pairing of Maria Ines Fonte & Francisca Jorge. The first set was dominated by Webley-Smith & Shapatava. The Brit/Georgian broke twice to dominate and seal the lead. In the second set the Portuguese pair tried to fight back. Managing to stay with the seeds for most of the set, however it was the Brit/Georgian that grabbed the vital break of serve and moved into the semi-final 6-2, 6-4.
In the semi-final Webley-Smith & Shapatava were due to face the top seeds Sarah Beth Grey & Olivia Nicholls. However the all British pairing withdrew before the match and handed the third seeds a walkover into the final/
The final the Brit/Georgian were facing the fourth seeds Martina Colmegna & Nuria Parrizas-Diaz. The Italian/Spanish pair stayed with the third seeds for most of the first set, before Webley-Smith & Shapatava secured the break of serve. In the second set the Brit/Georgian totally dominated and lost only one game to lift the trophy and back to back titles 6-4, 6-1.
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Doubles Round Up
Emily Morton & Katie Morton were defeated by Valentina Ivanov & Oona Orpana in the first round in Obidos 6-1, 6-1.
Joe Salisbury with Rajeev Ram were defeated by Guido Pella & Diego Schwartzman in the first round in Rome 1-6, 7-5, 11-9.
Dom Inglot with Rohan Bopanna were defeated by Juan Sebastián Cabal & Robert Farah in the first round in Rome 7-6(5), 6-3.
Kyle Edmund & Neal Skupski were defeated by Oliver Marach & Mate Pavić in the quarter-final in Rome 7-6(4), 6-0.
Jamie Murray with Bruno Soares were defeated by Jérémy Chardy & David Goffin in the first round in Rome 6-4, 6-4.
Scott Clayton & Jonny O’Mara were defeated by Fabrício Neis & David Vega Hernández in the first round in Portugal 6-2, 6-7(3), 10-6.
Brydan Klein with Anton Chekhov were defeated by Roberto Cid Subervi & Roberto Ortega Olmedo in the first round in Samarkand 7-6(2), 6-3.
Harriet Dart with Danka Kovinić were defeated by Martina Di Giuseppe & Giulia Gatto-Monticone in the quarter-final France 3-6, 6-3, 11-9.
Eden Silva with Camilla Rosatello were defeated by Anna Kalinskaya & Sofya Lansere in the quarter-final in France 6-3, 6-1.
Naomi Broady with Ayaka Okuno were defeated by Tara Moore & Emina Bektas in the first round in Japan 6-3, 3-6, 10-6.
Tara Moore with Emina Bektas were defeated by Erina Hayashi & Moyuka Uchijima in the quarter-final in Japan 7-5, 3-6, 10-3.
Maia Lumsden with Leonie Küng were defeated by Jang Su-jeong & You Xiaodi in the first round in Korea 6-2, 6-3.
Alicia Barnett & Freya Christie were defeated by Hanna Chang & Emily Fanning in the quarter-final in Korea 6-2, 6-3.
Robert Carter & Ryan Peniston were defeated by Alejandro Gómez & Wilfredo González in the first round in Mexico 6-3, 6-2.
Scott Duncan with Conor Berg were defeated by Isaac Stoute & Emmett Ward in the first round in Mexico 1-6, 7-5, 10-2.
Alexis Canter with Cameron Green were defeated by Jody Maginley & Evan Zhu in the quarter-final in Mexico 7-6(2), 2-6, 10-6.
Isaac Stoute with Emmett Ward were defeated by George Goldhoff & Austin Rapp in the quarter-final in Mexico 6-3, 6-2.
Tanysha Dissanayake with Brittany Collins were defeated by Vladica Babić & Madison Westby in the first round in Mexico 6-0, 6-0.
Emilie Lindh with Amber Washington were defeated by Laetitia Pulchartova & Kelly Williford in the quarter-final in Mexico 7-6(4), 6-4.
Mark Whitehouse with Yanais Laurent were defeated by Dragos Nicolae Madaras & Bart Stevens in the quarter-final in Sweden 6-0, 6-3.
Anna Popescu with Anna Hertel were defeated by Darya Lebesheva & Ingrid Vojcinakova in the first round in Sweden 7-5, 6-4.
George Davies & Patrick Foley were defeated by Brandon Murphy & James Story in the first round in Greece 6-3, 7-6(4).
Brandon Murphy & James Story were defeated by Marek Jaloviec & Robin Stanek in the final in Greece 6-4, 4-6, 10-5.
Ryan Storrie with Simon Carr were defeated by Anirudh Chandrasekar & Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha in the final in Kampala 6-3, 6-4.
Next week Brits play in Leon, Paris, Greece, Uganda, Mexico, Turkey, Japan, Israel, Singapore, Korea, Trinidad & Tobago.
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