ORLANDO, FLORIDA, USA – Katie Swan entered the ITF event and was unseeded. The Brit only dropped one set en route to the title.
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Brit of the Week
Katie Swan entered the ITF event in Orlando and was unseeded. In the first round the Brit was against Kayla Day. The first set saw Swan break the American serve to take the lead, with Day unable to break back. The second set was much the same as Swan once again broke serve to take the match in straight sets 6-3, 6-3.
The second round saw the Brit against Gabriela Talabă. The Romanian got the jump on Swan and broke serve to take the set. Swan re-grouped in the second set, breaking the serve of Talabă and levelling the match. The final set saw the Brit dominate and move into the quarter-final 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
In the quarter-final Swan was against Katie Volynets. The American was outclassed and outplayed as the Brit totally dominated both sets. Swan lost only one game per set to complete the straight sets win and move into the semi-final 6-1, 6-1.
The semi-final saw the Brit against third seed Renata Zarazua. This match was a battle for Swan, who managed to break the Mexican serve in the first set. However, the second set saw Zarazua and Swan go toe to toe and force a tiebreak. Luckily it was Swan who edged the breaker and moved into the final 7-5, 7-6(6).
In the final the Brit was against American Robin Anderson. The first set was a stroll for Swan who dominated the play and lost only one game. Although Anderson put up a fight in the second, it was the Brit who broke serve and then held on to take the title in straight sets 6-1, 6-3.
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Challenger & ITF Round Up
Naiktha Bains was defeated by Jamie Loeb in the first round in Orlando 5-7, 7-5, 6-4.
Jodie Burrage was defeated by Reka-Luca Jani in the first round in Potchefstroom 6-7(4), 6-4, 5-5 (RET).
Eden Silva was defeated by Chanel Simmonds in the second round in Potchefstroom 6-3, 6-3.
Liam Broady was defeated by Teimuraz Gabashvili in the semi-final in Potchefstroom 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Jack Pinnington-Jones was defeated by Arthur Fery in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-4, 7-5.
Aidan McHugh was defeated by Pawel Clas in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-3, 6-3.
Freya Christie was defeated Shalimar Talbi in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-4, 6-2.
Arthur Fery was defeated by Yusuke Takahashi in the second round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-2, 7-5.
Paul Jubb was defeated by Pawel Clas in the second round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 7-6(4), 6-4.
Stuart Parker was defeated by Oliver Crawford in the quarter-final in Monastir 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Next week Brits play in Montpellier, Singapore, Gran Canaria, Nur-Sultan, Portugal, USA, Egypt, Tunisia, Adelaide & France.
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