- Naomi Broady & Eden Silva edged out in final
- Brits were second seeds
POTCHEFSTROOM, SOUTH AFRICA – Naomi Broady and Eden Silva teamed up for the doubles. The Brits were the second seeds. Broady & Silva made the final ending a great week for the pair.
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Naomi Broady & Eden Silva teamed up for the ITF event and were the second seeds. Their first round opponents were Riya Bhatia & Nuria Parrizas-Diaz. The Indian/Spanish pair got the jump on the Brits in the first set breaking serve to take the lead. However, Broady & Silva re-grouped and dominated the second set, losing only one game to level the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak it was the British pair that edged ahead and booked a spot in the next round 3-6, 6-1, 10-7.
In the quarter-final the Brits were against the Russian pair Ksenia Laskutova & Anastasia Zakharova. Broady & Silva had little issue overcoming Laskutova & Zakharova. The Brits secured the breaks needed in both sets and moved into the semi-final in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.
The semi-final saw Broady & Silva up against Brazilian fourth seeds Carolina Meligeni Alves & Gabriela Cé. The Brits obtained the break of serve in the first set to take the lead. In the second set the fourth seeds fought back and secured a break of their own to level the match. In the match tiebreak it was the Brits who dominated to book the spot in the final 6-4, 4-6, 10-3.
In the final the Brits were against the top seed Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove & Bibiane Schoofs. The Dutch pair found themselves on the wrong end of a break in the first set, as Broady & Silva took the lead. The second set though went the way of the Dutch as they broke the Brits to level up. The final would be decided by a match tiebreak. Kerkhove & Schoofs edged the win to take the title 4-6, 6-3, 10-6.
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Doubles Round Up
Jodie Burrage with Mirjam Bjorklund were defeated by Carolina Meligeni Alves & Gabriela Cé in the quarter-final in Potchefstroom 6-0, 6-2.
Cameron Norrie with Marcos Giron were defeated by Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares in the first round in the Australian Open 7-6(8), 6-3.
Jonny O’Mara with Artem Sitak were defeated by Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram in the first round in the Australian Open 6-4, 6-4.
Dan Evans with Radu Albot were defeated by Marcelo Melo & Horia Tecau in the second round in the Australian Open 6-1, 7-6(2).
Neal Skupski & Ken Skupski were defeated by John Millman & Thiago Monteiro in the second round in the Australian Open 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4.
Dom Inglot & Luke Bambridge were defeated by Ivan Dodig & Filip Polasek in the second round in the Australian Open 6-4, 7-5.
Emily Webley-Smith with Sofia Shapatava were defeated by Ioana Loredana Roșca & Kimberley Zimmermann in the semi-final in Grenoble 7-5, 3-6, 10-7.
William Nolan & Jack Pinnington-Jones were defeated by Martins Podzus & Robert Strombachs in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-3, 6-2.
Freya Christie with Miyabi Inoue were defeated by Isabelle Haverlag & Anastasia Pribylova in the quarter-final in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-3, 6-7(9),11-9.
Aidan McHugh with Anirudh Chandrasekar were defeated by Piotr Matuszewski & David Poljak in the quarter-final in Sharm-El-Sheikh 0-6, 6-2, 10-8.
Stuart Parker with Pierre Faivre were defeated by Alexander Erler & Skander Mansouri in the first round in Monastir 6-3, 6-1.
Emilie Lindh with Elena Milovanovic were defeated by Nina Radovanovic & Sopiko Tsitskishvili in the quarter-final in Monastir 2-1 (RET).
Next week Brits play in Australian Open, Phillip Island, Biella, Potchefstroom, USA, Egypt, Tunisia & Turkey.
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