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Tennis | ATP Challenger & ITF Round-Up | Burrage claims ITF Jerusalem title
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – Jodie Burrage entered the ITF event and was the third seed. The Brit only dropped on set en route to the trophy and that was in the final.
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Jodie Burrage entered the ITF W25 event in Jerusalem and was seeded third. In the first round Burrage was against another Brit Emily Webley-Smith. The battle of the Brits saw Burrage pushed in the first as Webley-Smith stayed close until the end when the seed broke serve. The second set was easier for Burrage who broke early and Webley-Smith was unable to comeback. Burrage had the spot in the second round 7-5, 6-3.
The second round saw the third seed up against local player Shahar Biran. In a very one sided contest Burrage broke easily in the first set and the Israeli could not come back. The Brit totally dominated the second set, Biran was unable to hold serve as the Brit moved into the quarter-final 6-3, 6-0.
In the quarter-final the Brit was facing the fifth seed Ekaterina Yashina. The Russian pushed Burrage hard in the first set, however the third seed was up to the task and broke right at the end of the set. In the second set the Brit once again broke and Yashina was unable to come back. Burrage moved into the semi-final in straight sets 7-5, 6-4.
The semi-final was another all British affair, with the third seed facing Samantha Murray. Burrage dominated the first set, losing only one game. Murray put up a tougher challenge in the second set, however the seed eventually managed to break and book a place in the final 6-1, 6-4.
In the final the seed was against unseeded Latvian Daniela Vismane. Having not been previously broken the Brit was surprised by the Latvian game and lost the first set. Burrage re-grouped in the next set and worked out the game of Vismane to level up. The final set saw the seed secure the break of serve needed to claim the trophy 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Paul Jubb is a 19 year old from Hull and one to watch for the future. Currently at University in South Carolina USA the Brit has not yet turned professional. However, he is following in the footsteps of Cameron Norrie, who went through the same system before turning professional. Jubb is also taking the same path trodden by John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors who both won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) before turning professional.
Jubb won the title this year and defeated Nuno Borges of Portugal 6-3, 7-6, whom he had previously lost twice to. The winner of the title is usually granted a wildcard to the US Open, however, this is reserved only for those of American nationality. Wimbledon could potentially offer a wildcard to either the qualifying or even the main draw.
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