By Glenys Furness

  • Emily Webley-Smith & Rutuja Bhosale claimed the title in India
  • The Brit/Indian pairing were top seeds
  • Didn’t drop a set en route
BHOPAL, INDIA – Emily Webley-Smith & Rutuja Bhosale took the title in India. The Brit/Indian were top seeds and didn’t drop a set en route.


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Emily Webley-Smith & Rutuja Bhosale entered the ITF event in India and were the top seeds. The Brit/Indian drew Vlada Katic & Prarthana Thombare in the first round. The Israeli/Indian were unable to stop Webley-Smith & Bhosale from dominating the first set. In the second Katic & Thombare tried to fight back, however they were unable to prevent the top seeds from breaking to take the match in straight sets 6-2, 6-4.

In the quarter-final Webley-Smith & Bhosale were up against Jennifer Luikham & Mihika Yadav. The Indian pair were no match for the top seeds who sailed through in straight sets. No matter what Luikham & Yadav through at them the Brit/Indian were a match to, moving into the semi-final 6-3, 6-3.

The semi-final saw the top seeds against the fourth seeds Karin Kennel & Silvia Njirić. The fourth seeds did not take to the court and handed the spot in the final to the Brit/Indian without a ball being hit. Webley-Smith & Bhosale moved into the final 0-0 RET.

In the final the top seeds were against the third seeds Diāna Marcinkēviča & Valeriya Strakhova. The Latvian/Ukrainian stayed with the Brit/Indian until the end of the first set wJanhen the top seeds broke serve. The second set saw the third seeds even closer to Webley-Smith & Bhosale, with a tiebreak looming. However, the top seeds managed to obtain the break of serve right at the end to win the title 6-4, 7-5.


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Doubles Round Up

Freya Christie with Berfu Cengiz were defeated by Punnin Kovapitukted & Maria Timofeeva in the first round in Bhopal 4-6, 7-5, 10-6.

Jan Choinski with Luca Gelhardt defeated Arthur Bouquier & Louis Dussin in the final in France 6-3, 6-4.

Jonathan Binding with Peter Bothwell were defeated by Tom Kočevar-Dešman & Alexander Lebedev in the first round in Greece 6-3, 3-6, 10-7.

Esther Adeshina & Sonay Kartal were defeated by Vanda Lukács & Draginja Vukovic in the first round in Greece 6-7(3), 6-4, 10-5.

Ali Collins with Francisca Jorge were defeated by Darya Astakhova & Oleksandra Oliynykova in the first round in Greece 6-4, 6-4.

Matthis Ross with Giulio Perego were defeated by Jordi Arconada & Manuel Peña López in the first round in Florida 7-5, 6-0.

James Storey with Siddhant Banthia were defeated by David Fox & Jacob Dunbar in the semi-final in Michigan 4-6,7-6(4), 10-7.

Millen Hurrion with Gabriel Diallo were defeated by David Fox & Jacob Dunbar in the final in Michigan 6-4, 7-6(3).

Abigail Amos with Kayla Wilkins were defeated by Brynn Boren & Pamela Montez in the quarter-final in Arizona 7-5, 7-6(1).

Jake Hersey with Egor Noskin were defeated by Gabriel Petit & Kai Wehnelt in the first round in Tunisia  6-2, 6-0.

Joshua Paris with Guy Iradukunda were defeated by Gabriel Petit & Kai Wehnelt in the quarter-final in Tunisia 6-4, 6-4.

Graziella Barrett with Stella Chianello were defeated by Yuka Hosoki & Aline Thommen in the first round in Tunisia 6-0, 6-0.

Anna Popescu with Isabelle Haverlag were defeated by Federica Di Sarra & Camilla Rosatello in the first round in Italy 6-2, 6-2.

Jodie Burrage with Jana Fett were defeated by Tayisiya Morderger & Yana Morderger in the quarter-final in Italy 0-0 RET.

Eliz Maloney & Destinee Martins were defeated by Olga Parres Azcoitia & Ioana Loredana Roșca in the quarter-final in Italy 6-4, 6-1.

Aleksandra Pitak & Katarzyna Pitak were defeated by Yeong Jeong & Eunhye Lee in the quarter-final in Egypt 6-4, 6-7(3), 10-7.

Next week Brits play in Dominican Republic, Greece, Thailand, Tunisia, Italy, Turkey & Czech Republic.


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