By Glenys Furness
- Emily Appleton with Helene Scholsen made the semi-final in Guadaloupe
- Stopped by the top seeds, who went on to win the title
Petit-Bourg, Guadaloupe – Emily Appleton & Helene Scholsen entered the ITF event in Guadaloupe and progressed to the semi-final before being defeated by the top seeds.
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Emily Appleton teamed up with Helene Scholsen and entered the ITF event in Guadaloupe. The unseeded pair drew Jessica Ho & Rasheeda McAdoo in the first round. The American pairing were tricky in the first set, and it took until the very end for the Brit/Belgian to break and take the lead.
The second set saw the Americans dominate with Appleton & Scholsen struggling to hold serve. Ho & McAdoo barely put a foot wrong and levelled up the match. In the match tiebreak that followed it was the Brit/Belgian that edged it to move into the quarter-finals 7-5, 2-6, 10-8.
In the quarter-final the Brit/Belgian were against Sarah-Rebecca Sekulic & Shelby Talcott. Appleton & Scholsen were once again pushed hard in the first set, but ultimately secured the break and the lead. In the second set the German/American pairing were unable to prevent Appleton & Scholsen breaking and moving to the semi-final 7-5, 6-3.
The semi-final saw the Brit/Belgian pair against the top seeds Quinn Gleason & Luisa Stefani. It was the non seeds that actually got off to the better start and managed to break Gleason & Stefani. Appleton & Scholsen held on to take the lead. The top seeds re-grouped in the next and broke to level the match, in the ensuing match tiebreak the seeds took the win comfortably 4-6, 6-3, 10-5.
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Doubles Round Up
Emily Webley-Smith with Sofia Shapatava were defeated by Sarah-Rebecca Sekulic & Shelby Talcott in the first round in Guadaloupe 6-3, 6-2.
Scott Clayton with Adil Shamasdin were defeated by Jürgen Melzer & Filip Polášek in the quarter-final in Koblenz 6-2, 6-2.
Jonathan Gray & Aidan McHugh were defeated by Altuğ Çelikbilek & Robert Strombachs in the first round in Tunisia 6-4, 7-6(5).
Tara Moore with Conny Perrin were defeated by Elitsa Kostova & Olivia Tjandramulia in the first round in Singapore 5-7, 6-2, 10-4.
Naomi Broady with Liang En-Shuo were defeated by Peangtarn Plipuech & Jessy Rompies in the quarter-final in Singapore 6-3, 6-1.
Barney Fitzpatrick with David Martirosian were defeated by Eduard Esteve Lobato & Pol Toledo Bague in the first round in Spain 6-2, 6-3.
Jake Hersey with Hans Schubert were defeated by Florent Diep & Johan Nikles in the first round in Spain 6-2, 7-6(3).
Dom Inglot with Franko Skugor were defeated by Marcelo Demoliner & Frederik Nielsen in the second round in the Australian Open 6-3, 6-2.
Luke Bambridge & Jonny O’Mara were defeated by Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares in the second round in the Australian Open 3-6, 6-2, 7-5.
Ken Skupski & Neal Skupski were defeated by Henri Kontinen & John Peers in the second round in the Australian Open 6-3, 6-4.
Cameron Norrie with Taylor Fritz were defeated by Jack Sock & Jackson Withrow in the second round in the Australian Open 6-7(8), 6-3, 7-6(10).
Heather Watson with Tatjana Maria were defeated by Nicole Melichar & Květa Peschke in the first round in the Australian Open 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.
Harriet Dart with Anett Kontaveit were defeated by Kirsten Flipkens & Johanna Larsson in the first round in the Australian Open 6-2, 6-4.
Dom Inglot with Johanna Larson were defeated by Kristina Mladenovic & Robert Lindstedt in the first round in the Australian Open 6-2, 6-2.
Next week Brits play in Melbourne, Newport Beach, Rennes, Burnie, Germany, France, Tunisia, Egypt, Russia, Spain & Turkey.
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