NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JUNE 06: Jodie Burrage of Great Britain celebrates after she wins a game against Kristie Ahn of United States during day 2 of the Viking Open at Nottingham Tennis Centre on June 06, 2021 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images for LTA)

Tennis | Challenger & ITF Round Up | Jodie Burrage runner up in ITF Les Contamines-Montjoie

By Glenys Furness

  • Jodie Burrage runner up in France
  • The Brit didn’t drop a set en route
LES CONTAMINES-MONJOIE, FRANCE – Jodie Burrage entered the ITF event and was the third seed. The Brit didn’t drop a set until the final.


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Jodie Burrage entered the ITF event in France and was the third seed. The Brit drew Zoe Richard in the first round. The French player stayed toe to toe with Burrage in the first set. However, the seed managed to secure the break of serve right at the end of the set. In the second, Burrage upped her game and broke earlier to take the match and move into the second round 7-5, 6-3.

In the second round Burrage was against Haruna Arakawa. The Japanese player was no match for the Brit who dominated from start to finish. The seed strolled through the match, barely dropping a game. Burrage eased into the quarter-final 6-1, 6-1.

The quarter-final saw the Brit against Emeline Dartron. The French player had defeated the fifth seed in the previous round. However, Burrage was in no mood to be the next seed out the door by Darton. The Brit dominated the match and moved into the semi-final 6-2, 6-2.

In the semi-final the Brit was against Leolia Jeanjean. The French player stayed with the seed in the first set, and looked to be forcing a tiebreak. However, Burrage secured the break of serve right at the end of the set to take the lead. In the second seed Burrage dominated again to seal the win and book a spot in the final 7-5, 6-2.

The final saw the Brit against the sixth seed Ylena In-Albon. The Swiss player was broken in the first set by Burrage who took the lead. Unfortunately, In-Albon fought back and broke late in the next two sets to take the title. The Swiss claimed the win 4-6, 7-5, 7-5.

Challenger & ITF Round Up

Naiktha Bains was defeated by Ylena In-Albon in the quarter-final in Les Contamines-Montjoie 6-4, 6-4.

Jay Clarke was defeated by Andrey Kuzentsov in the first round in Nur Sultan 7-6(5). 6-4.

Ryan Peniston was defeated by Pavel Kotov in the quarter-final in Nur Sultan 6-4, 6-2.

James Ward was defeated by Alexis Galarneau in the first round in Cary 7-6(1), 6-0.

Aidan McHugh was defeated by Mitchell Krueger in the second round in Cary 6-1, 7-6(2).

Toby Martin was defeated by Zsombor Piros in the second round in Kottingbrunn 6-3, 6-1.

Evan Hoyt was defeated by Sho Shimabukuro in the first round in Idanha-A-Nova 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

Ben Jones was defeated by Yusuke Takahashi in the first round in Idanha-A-Nova 6-4, 6-4.

Daniel Little was defeated by Robin Bertrand in the second round in Idanha-A-Nova 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.

Anton Matusevich was defeated by Gilbert Klier Junior in the quarter-final in Idanha-A-Nova 6-3, 6-3.

Paul Jubb was defeated by Christian Langmo in the quarter-final in Edwardsville 6-3, 6-2.

Billy Harris was defeated by Remy Bertola in the first round in Perugia 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

Alice Gillan was defeated by Katja Wiersholm in the second round in Monastir 6-2, 6-2.

Francesca Jones was defeated by Sara Bejlek in the semi-final in Olomouc 6-0, 6-3.

Anna Popescu was defeated by Julia Kimmelmann in the first round in Don Benito 5-7, 6-2, 3-0 (RET).

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