Eden Silva teamed up with Andrea Ka and claimed the title in Portugal
The pair only dropped one set en route to the trophy
Took out the second seeds in straight sets.
CORROIOS-SEIXAL, PORTUGAL – Eden Silva claimed her first doubles title of 2018 and the first since 2014 when she lifted the trophy with Andrea Ka.
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Eden Silva teamed up with Andrea Ka for the ITF event in Portugal. Unseeded the pair drew Jacqueline Cabaj Awad & Inês Murta in the first round. The Brit/Cambodian pair had to fight hard in the first set. It looked to be heading to a tiebreak until Silva & Ka secured the break needed. In the second set Cabaj Awad & Murta were no match for the Brit/Cambodian who progressed to the quarter-finals 7-5, 6-3.
The quarter-final saw Silva & Ka against Aleksandra Pospelova & Sofia Smagina. The Russian pair stayed toe to toe with the Brit/Cambodian during the first set. Eventually though, Silva & Ka were able to take the chance and get the break. The second set was more straight forward for the Brit/Cambodian as they were able to stop Pospelova & Smagina getting anything other than one game. Silva & Ka moved into the semi-final 6-4, 6-1.
In the semi-final the Brit/Cambodian were facing Anastasia Rentouli & Sofia Sualehe. The Greek/Portuguese were steamrolled by Silva & Ka. Without losing a single game the Brit/Cambodian strolled into the final. It was more of a tennis lesson than a tennis match, with Silva & Ka progressing 6-0, 6-0.
The final saw Silva & Ka faced their toughest match of the tournament. Up against them were Francisca Jorge & Maria Jose Luque Moreno. The Portuguese/Spanish team broke the serve of the Brit/Cambodian and took the first set. Silva & Ka managed to re-group in the second set and totally dominated to level up. The title would be decided by a match tiebreak. Silva & Ka moved ahead in this and were unstoppable taking the title 3-6, 6-1, 10-5.
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