By Glenys Furness

  • Liam Broady claims title in week three of the LTA Pro Series
  • Eden Silva wins title on LTA side defeating Naomi Broady
WEYBRIDGE, SURREY, UK – Liam Broady and Eden Silva claim the titles at the LTA Pro Series event week three. Securing their positions in the final week.

 

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Week Three of the LTA UK Pro Series event saw two more players book their spots in the final week competition. Liam Broady and Eden Silva were impressive throughout the week, with the latter preventing a family double of titles.

In the first round Liam Broady was against Billy Harris. Broady broke in both sets despite Harris trying to get back into the match. Broady was unfazed during the match and held to take the match in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.

The next round Broady was against Mark Whitehouse. Broady was unstoppable in the first set as he didn’t lose a single game. Dominating the second set Broady only lost two games to continue the fine form shown in the previous match. Broady took the win 6-0, 6-2.

In the next round Broady was against Julian Cash. Cash put up a fight and gave quite a match to Broady, forcing him to find some great tennis. Broady managed to secure the break in each set and moved into the next match again in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.

Next up for Broady for Daniel Cox. In the toughest match to date, the players stayed toe-to-toe. Neither giving an inch. Ultimately the set went to a tiebreak which Broady dominated to take the lead. In the second set Broady stepped up a gear and took the win losing only two more games 7-6(3), 6-2

The next match saw Broady against Jack Pennington-Jones. Once again, the first set was very close, with both players staying with each other. Another tiebreak ensued, in which Broady only lost one point. The second set saw Broady get the break needed and move on to the semi-final as group winner 7-6(1), 6-3.

In the semi-final Broady was against the runner up of the other group Tom Hands. Hands got off to a bad start and Broady totally dominated the first set losing only one game. The second set was very much closer as Hands started to get a handle on the game of Broady. However, it went to a tiebreak which Broady edged to move into the final 6-1, 7-6(4).

The final saw Broady against his first round opponent again Billy Harris. This time Harris was able to stay with Broady in the first set and force a tiebreak. Broady edged the breaker and went on to dominate the second set, claiming the victory 7-6(10), 6-2.

 

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Ladies Event

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Eden Silva found herself up against Freya Christie in the first match. Silva and Freya stayed toe to toe in the first set and a tiebreak looked on the cards. However, Silva secured the break right at the end to take the lead. This seemed to break Christie who was unable to hold serve in the next set and Silva moved through for the loss of only one more game 7-5, 6-1.

Next up for Silva was Naomi Broady. This was a very swings and roundabouts type of match. Silva struck first and broke freely to take the lead. Broady however, was not done and last weeks winner fought back to level up the match. In the final set tiebreak it was Silva that got ahead and secured the win 6-2, 2-6, 10-4.

In the next match Silva was up against Emily Arbuthnott. Silva managed to get the break of serve required in the first set to take the lead. No matter what Arbuthnott tried she was unable to get back into the match and won only one more game as Silva moved on 6-4, 6-1.

Next up for Silva was Nell Miller. This was a very straightfoward match for Silva who lost only one game, dominating Miller. Miller was unable to match the game of Silva and the match ended in under an hour. Silva took the match in straight sets 6-1, 6-0.

In the following match Silva was against Nadia Rawson. Silva was struggling in this match with Rawson taking the lead. The score was favouring Rawson when Silva withdrew from the match. Even though this match went against her, Silva progressed to the semi-finals as the group winner, despite the score 1-4 (RET).

Having recovered enough to be fit for the semi-final Silva was against runner up of the other group Sarah-Beth Grey. Grey stayed with Silva in the first set, until finally Silva secured the break needed and moved ahead. In the second set Silva stepped things up and dominated to move into the final 7-5, 6-2.

The final pitched Silva against Naomi Broady once more. This match was much easier for Silva than the previous meeting this week. Silva secured the break of serve required in each set to defeat last weeks winner and book her own spot in the final week 6-3, 6-4.

 

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Other Placings

Sarah-Beth Grey defeated Erin Richardson 6-0, 6-2 to finish third.

Freya Christie defeated Nadia Rawson 6-1, 6-2 to finish fifth.

Ameila Bissett Defeated Alice Gillan 5-0 (RET) to finish seventh.

Emily Arbuthnott defeated Esther Adeshina 6-1, 6-0 to finish ninth.

Daniel Cox defeated Mark Whitehouse 6-2, 4-6, 10-5 to finish seventh.

Julian Cash defeated Jack Pinnington Jones 6-1, 6-3 to finish ninth.

Next week Brits play in Weybridge & London

 

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