TACARIGUA, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – Alice Gillan entered the ITF event and was the top seed. The Brit lifted the trophy dropping only one set en route.
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Brit of the Week
Alice Gillan entered the ITF event in Trinidad & Tobago and was the top seed. The Brit received a bye in the first round. The second round saw the Brit face Sabastiani Leon. The American stayed toe to toe with Gillan during the first set, forcing a tiebreak. The top seed dominated the breaker and took the lead. Leon re-grouped and fought back in the second set, breaking the Brit serve to level the match. In the final set Gillan regained control and once again dominated to move into the quarter-final 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-2.
The quarter-final saw Gillan against Amy Kaplan. The American stayed with the Brit until towards the end of the set, when the top seed broke serve. Despite trying to fight back in the second set, Kaplan was unable to break the Brit serve and Gillan moved into the semi-final 6-4, 6-3.
In the semi-final the top seed was facing fourth seed Akilah James. The American was no match for the Brit who totally dominated in both sets. Gillan lost only four games to move into the final with ease. Another straight set victory for the Brit 6-2, 6-2.
The final saw Gillan against the third seed Lexie Stevens. The Dutch player put up a fight in the first set, however the Brit held firm and broke serve to take the lead. Stevens was unable to get back into the match with the Brit dominating the second set to take the title 6-3, 6-2.
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