- Tara Moore and Emina Bektas claimed the doubles title in Orlando
- The Brit/American defeated the second seeds en route
ORLANDO, FLORIDA, USA – Tara Moore & Emina Bektas entered the event and were not seeded. The Brit/American took out the second seeds in the first round.
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Tara Moore & Emina Bektas entered the event in Florida and were not seeded. In the first round the Brit/American were up against the second seeds Beatrice Gumulya & Jessy Rompies. The Indonesians found Moore & Bektas too good in the first set as they were broken and couldn’t get level. In the second set the Brit/American found themselves broken, as Gumulya & Rompies levelled up the match and forced a match tiebreak. Moore & Bektas dominated the breaker as the Indonesians were unable to stay with them. The Brit/American moved into the quarter-final 6-4, 3-6, 10-3.
The quarter-final saw Moore & Bektas face Americans Allura Zamarripa & Maribella Zamarripa. The first set was very close with the Brit/American forcing a tiebreak. The Americans stayed close at the start of the tiebreak, however Moore & Bektas edged the lead and took the set. This seemed to break the spirit of the Americans, as Moore & Bektas dominated the second set and moved into the semi-final 7-6(5), 6-0.
In the semi-final the Brit/American were up against Gabriela Talabă & Marcela Zacarías. The Romanian/Mexican found themselves a break down in both sets very quickly, and were unable to get back on terms. Moore & Bektas moved into the final in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.
The final saw Moore & Bektas against María Camila Osorio Serrano & Conny Perrin. The first set was very close as the Brit/American secured the break of serve right at the end of the set. The second set saw the Columbian/Swiss re-group and dominate the set to level up the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak the Brit/American managed to secure the break of serve and moved on to take the match 7-5, 2-6, 10-5.
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Doubles Round Up
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.
Jamie Murray with Bethanie Mattek-Sands were defeated by Gabriela Dabrowski & Mate Pavić in the second round in the Australian Open 7-6(9), 5-7, 10-3.
Heather Watson with Leylah Annie Fernandez were defeated by Sharon Fichman & Giuliana Olmos in the third round in the Australian Open 6-3, 6-2.
Neal Skupski with Andreja Klepač were defeated by Joe Salisbury & Desirae Krawczyk in the quarter-final in the Australian Open 6-3, 6-4.
Joe Salisbury with Desirae Krawczyk were defeated by Samantha Stosur & Matt Ebden in the semi-final in the Australian Open 7-5, 5-7, 10-8.
Jamie Murray with Bruno Soares were defeated by Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram in the semi-final in the Australian Open 6-4, 7-6(2).
Joe Salisbury with Rajeev Ram were defeated by Ivan Dodig & Filip Polášek in the final in the Australian Open 6-3, 6-4.
Naiktha Bains with Aldila Sutjiadi were defeated by María Camila Osorio Serrano & Conny Perrin in the first round in Orlando 6-3, 6-4.
Katie Swan with Ekaterine Gorgodze were defeated by Jovana Jović & Rebecca Šramková in the quarter-final in Orlando 7-6(3), 3-6, 10-7.
Francesca Jones with Nadia Podoroska were defeated by Ankita Raina & Kamilla Rakhimova in the semi-final in Phillip Island 4-6, 6-4, 11-9.
Lloyd Glasspool with Harri Heliövaara were defeated by Hugo Nys & Tim Pütz in the final in Biella 2 7-6(4), 6-3.
Mark Whitehouse with Louis Wessels were defeated by JC Aragone & Darian King in the first round in Naples 7-6(4), 4-6, 10-7.
Aidan McHugh with Nick Hardt were defeated by Felix Corwin & Francesco Vilardo in the first round Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-3, 6-2.
Arthur Fery with Jiri Lehecka were defeated by Martins Podzus & Robert Strombachs in the semi-final in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-3, 7-5.
Stuart Parker with Yanais Laurent were defeated by Anis Ghorbel & Tom Kocevar-Desman in the first round in Monastir 6-3, 6-2.
Jodie Burrage with Mirjam Bjorkland were defeated by Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove & Bibane Schoofs in the first round in Potchefstroom 6-2, 7-6(5).
Naomi Broady & Eden Silva were defeated by Anna Bondar & Reka-Luca Jani in the semi-final in Potchefstroom 7-5, 2-6, 10-2.
Danielle Daly & Tanysha Dissanayake were defeated by Guilla Crescenzi & Charlotte Roemer in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-4, 7-6(2).
Next week Brits play in Montpellier, Singapore, Gran Canaria, Nur-Sultan, Portugal, USA, Egypt, Tunisia, Adelaide & France.
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