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Tennis | Challenger & ITF Round Up | Emilie Lindh makes semi-final in ITF Monastir

By Glenys Furness

  • Emilie Lindh made the semi-final in Tunisia
  • Unseeded Brit didn’t drop a set en route
MONASTIR, TUNISIA – Emilie Lindh entered the ITF event in Monastir. The Brit was not seeded. Lindh made the semi-final before being defeated.


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Brit of the Week

Emilie Lindh entered the ITF event in Tunisia. The Brit was unseeded. In the first round Lindh was up against American qualifier Constance Branstine. The Brit went toe to toe with Branstine, before securing the break of serve required to take the lead. The second set was dominated by Lindh who broke at will. The Brit didn’t drop a game to take the match 6-4, 6-0.

In the second round Lindh was against German Kathleen Kanev. The German stayed with the Brit in the first set, forcing the Brit to break late in the set to take the lead. However, Lindh found her game more in the second set. The Brit dominated the set as the German struggled to get on the board. Lindh moved into the quarter-final in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.

The quarter-final saw the Brit against Croatian Mariana Dražić, The Brit dominated the first set and was soon in the lead.  Dražić unfortunately, had to retire at the end of the set. Lindh therefore moved into the semi-final with the score at 6-2, 0-0 (RET).

In the semi-final Lindh was against the fourth seed Elizabeth Mandlik. The Brit continued the form from the previous matches, dominating the American to take the first set. However, the American re-grouped in the second set and broke Lindh to level the match. In the final set the American once again broke Lindh to move into the final 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.


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Challenger & ITF Round Up

Luka Petrovic was defeated by Alexander Lazarov in the first round in Belgrade 6-0, 6-2.

Billy Harris was defeated by Nicolae Frunza in the second round in Antayla 7-6(5), 6-2.

Freya Christie was defeated by Han Na-Lae in the first round in Palma Del Rio 6-1, 7-5.

Next Week Brits play in London (Wimbledon), France, Bulgaria, Portugal, Slovakia, Kazakhstan, Tunisia & Holland.


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