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Tennis | Challenger & ITF Round-up | Jodie Burrage made final of ITF Monastir
MONASTIR, TUNISIA – Jodie Burrage made the final of the ITF event in Tunisia and was the top seed.
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Jodie Burrage entered the ITF event in Tunisia and was the top seed. In the first round the Brit drew the qualifier Weronika Falkowska. The Polish player was no match for the Brit who dominated the match and took both sets easily. The top seed dropped only four games to move into the second round 6-2, 6-2.
The second round saw the seed against another qualifier Nika Shytkouska. Burrage wasted little time dispatching the Belorussian dominating the whole match. The top seed lost only one game whilst moving into the next round 6-0, 6-1.
In the quarter-final the Brit was against Zeel Desai. The Indian proved to be a tougher opponent in the first set, as a tiebreak was forced. Burrage dominated the breaker and moved ahead. In the second set the top seed secured a break of serve and moved into the semi final 7-6(1), 6-3.
The semi-final saw Burrage against Gozal Ainitdinova. The Kazakh was unable to hold serve in the first set, as Burrage carried on her streak and served up a bagel. Ainitdinova started a fightback in the second set, however the Brit was still able to secure the break of serve and moved into the final 6-0, 6-3.
In the final the Brit was against Victoria Muntean. The Frenchwoman dominated the first set as Burrage was struggling to hold serve. Muntean then dropped her level and the Brit bounced back, Burrage took control of the set and levelled up the match. The last set went to a tiebreak and although close Muntean claimed the title 6-1, 0-6, 7-6(1).
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