Charles Broom entered the ITF event in Torello Spain and was the fifth seed. In the first round the Brit was against qualifier Federico Salomone. The seed started better and managed to break the serve of the Italian to take the lead. The second set was much closer, as neither player could get the vital break. Eventually, a tiebreak ensued, which Broom edged to move into the next round 6-4, 7-6(6).
The second round saw Broom against fellow Brit Mark Whitehouse. The unseeded Brit forced a tiebreak in the first set. Whitehouse edged the breaker and took the lead. The second set saw Broom re-group and break the unseeded Brit to level up the match. The final set saw Broom dominate and move into the quarter-final 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-0.
In the quarter-final Broom was against unseeded Frenchman Maxime Chazal. The seed stayed with the Frenchman at the start of the first set. Eventually, though Chazal got the vital break of serve and moved into the lead. The second set was more of the same, with the Frenchman breaking the Brit and booking a spot in the next round in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.
Over in Sharm-El-Shiekh Emilie Lindh was the fifth seed. The Brit drew Giulia Carbonaro in the first round. Lindh started well and managed to break the Italian early in the first set to take the lead. Carbonaro however, fought back in the second set. The Italian forced a tiebreak, which she eased through to level up the match. Lindh was not done though, and in the final set managed to find a way through again, breaking Carbonaro to book a spot in the next round 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-3.
The second round saw the Brit against qualifier Evgeniya Burdina. Lindh dominated the first set as the qualifier was unable to hold serve at all. The second set saw Burdina fight back, and just as it appeared that a tiebreak was on the card, the qualifier broke serve and levelled up the match. The final set saw the Brit re-group and play just like the first set. Burdina was again unable to hold serve and Lindh moved into the next round 6-0, 5-7, 6-0.
In the quarter-final Lindh was against Lee Eun-Hye. The unseeded Korean dominated the first set as the Brit struggled to get into the match. The Korean took the first set quickly. The second was a little closer, as Lindh managed to hold serve a bit more. However, eventually, the Korean broke again and moved into the semi-final 6-2, 6-3.
Challenger & ITF Round Up
Zach Stephens was defeated by Maxime Chazal in the first round in Torello 6-2, 6-3.
Abigail Amos was defeated by Barbara Dessolis in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-1, 6-3.
Ryan Storrie was defeated by Marat Sharipov in the first round in Sharm-El-Shiekh 6-3, 6-2.
Jay Clarke was defeated by Dan Sweeny in the first round in Pune 6-0, 6-2.
Sean Hodkin was defeated by Michael Geerts in the first round in Loule 6-4, 6-1.
Aidan McHugh was defeated by Clement Chidekh in the first round in Loule 6-3, 6-4.
Billy Harris was defeated by Lucas Poullain in the second round in Loule 6-4, 6-3.
Blu Baker was defeated by Kosuke Ogura in the first round in Naples, Florida 6-0, 7-5.
Bronte Murgett was defeated by Eleana Yu in the first round in Spring, Texas 6-1, 6-2.
Francesca Jones was defeated by Emily Seibold in the third round in Tucumann 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.
Naiktha Bains was defeated by Yang Ya-Yi in the second round in Swan Hill 6-2, 6-1.
Eden Silva was defeated by Misaki Matsuda in the second round in Bengaluru 6-2, 6-3.
Jasmine Conway was defeated by Himeno Sakatsume in the first round in Toronto 6-1, 6-2.
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