Naomi Broady and Asia Muhammad won the doubles title in Kurume
Second title in as many weeks for the Brit
KURUME, JAPAN – Naomi Broady once again teamed up with Asia Muhammad for the doubles. The Brit/American only lost one set en route to the final.
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Naomi Broady and Asia Muhammad once again teamed up and were the top seeds in Japan, and in the first round they drew Megumi Nishimoto & Kotomi Takahata. The Brit/American did not get off to the best start as the Japanese pairing broke serve and took the first set. Broady & Muhammad re-grouped in the second breaking to level the match. A match tie-break followed to decided the pair moving into the quarter-final, the top seeds edged this the breaker to move into the next round 3-6, 6-4, 11-9.
The quarter-final saw the top seeds against Ayaka Okuno & Tammi Patterson. The Japanese/Australian pair could do nothing with the game of Broady & Muhammad as the Brit/American broke twice in each set, dominating the match, and the top seeds soon progressed into the semi-final 6-2, 6-2.
In the semi-final Broady & Muhammad were up against the fourth seeds Momoko Kobori & Hiroko Kuwata. The fourth seeds stayed with the top seeds at the start of the set, however the Brit/American stayed focussed and obtained the break of serve needed. It was much the same in the second set, where the top seeds edged ahead and held on for the win to book a spot in the final 6-3, 6-4.
The final had the top seeds against Katy Dunne & Abigail Tere-Apisah. In the first set Broady & Muhammad dominated the games, leaving the unseeded pairing with a lot of work to do. Dunne & Tere-Apisah were unable to make inroads into the service games of the seeds, meaning that the Brit/American took the trophy and back to back titles 6-2, 6-4.
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