Yuriko Lily Miyazaki entered the ITF event in France and was unseeded. In the first round the Brit drew Wildcard Marine Szostak. Miyazaki dominated the French player from the outset, the first set saw the Brit drop two games as she took the lead. The second set saw Miyazaki break at will as Szostak could not hold serve. The Brit moved into the second round in straight sets 6-2, 6-0.
The second round saw the Brit against another French Wildcard Audrey Albie. Miyazaki dominated the first set once again, breaking early as Albie struggled. The second set saw Albie re-group and stay with the Brit. Eventually, though, Miyazaki broke serve and took the match in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.
In the quarter-final Miyazaki was against Emily Appleton in a battle of the Brits. Miyazaki dominated the first set against the qualifier and took the lead. Appleton re-grouped and went toe to toe with Miyazaki in the second set, forcing a tiebreak. In the breaker Appleton edged through and tied the match. The final set saw Miyazaki dominate again and move into the next round 6-2, 7-6(5), 6-1.
The semi-final saw the Brit against top seed Oceane Dodin. The seed took the lead after breaking Miyazaki serve. However, the Brit fought back in the second set. It looked to be heading to a tiebreak, but the Brit secured the vital break of serve right at the end to level up the match. The final set saw Miyazaki get a break of serve on the Dodin serve and keep ahead to take the match 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.
In the final, Miyazaki was against third seed Jessika Ponchet. The first set saw the French player leap out to a 3-0 lead, before the Brit was able to start pulling back. However, the third seed managed to stay just that one break ahead and took the first set. The second set started in a similar fashion, with Ponchet breaking early and getting a lead. However, the Brit once again pulled back level and then broke the seed to level the match. The Brit dominated the final set, racing out to a 5-0 lead. The third seed pulled a game back, but the Brit was just too powerful and held her nerve in the final game to take the title 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Stuart Parker entered the ITF event in Monastir, Tunisia as a qualifier. The Brit made it through to the main draw. In the first round Parker was against the top seed Alberto Barroso Campos. The Spaniard managed to stay with the Brit at the start of the first set, however, qualifiers are always dangerous. Parker proved this as he broke the Spaniard to take the lead. The second set was more of the same, and the Brit upset the apple cart and defeated the top seed in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.
The second round saw Parker against fellow qualifier Artur Kukasian. The Brit dominated from the outset. Parker had very little trouble against Kukasian, dropping only one game in the whole match. The Brit eased through to the next round in straight sets 6-1, 6-0.
In the quarter-final the Brit was against seventh seed Fausto Tabacco. The Italian found the Brit too good in the first set, as an early break of serve put Parker ahead. The second set was much closer, as the Italian re-grouped. Tabacco forced a tiebreak, which the Brit edged to move into the next round in straight sets 6-3, 7-6(6).
The semi-final saw the Brit against Evgenii Tiurnev. Parker fought hard, however Tiurnev was just too good. The Russian broke the Brit in both sets to take the match and move into the final. Parker had an excellent run to the semi-final from the qualifiers, before the Russian stopped him 6-3, 6-4.
Challenger & ITF Round Up
Sarah Beth Grey was defeated by Magali Kempen in the first round in Andrezieux-Boutheon 7-6(4), 2-6, 7-6(5).
Charles Broom was defeated by Zdenek Kolar in the first round in Koblenz 6-4, 6-2.
Billy Harris was defeated by Hazem Naw in the first round in Koblenz 7-5, 7-5.
Ryan Peniston was defeated by Filip Krajinovic in the first round in Koblenz 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
Felix Gill was defeated by Camilo Ugo Carabelli in the semi-final in Piracicaba 6-3, 6-0.
Ewen Lumsden was defeated by Bautista Vilicich in the second round in Antalya 6-1, 6-3.
Harry Wendelken was defeated by Neil Oberleitner in the first round in Veigy-Foncenex 6-4, 7-6(4).
Phoenix Weir was defeated by Sander Jong in the first round in Veigy-Foncenex 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.
Ben Jones was defeated by Fabien Salle in the second round in Veigy-Foncenex 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-2.
Freddie Ridout was defeated by Sergei Pogosian in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-0, 7-5.
Ali Habib was defeated by Erik Arutiunian in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(10).
Matthew Summers was defeated by Jasza Szajyrch in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-4, 6-2.
Mark Whitehouse was defeated by Martyn Pawelski in the second round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
Katie Swan was defeated by Petra Hule in the first round in Burnie 4-6, 6-1, 7-5.
Amarni Banks was defeated by Aoi Ito in the second round in Burnie 6-1, 6-4.
Naiktha Bains was defeated by Carol Monnet in the second round in Indore 1-6, 6-1, 7-5.
Danielle Daly was defeated by Hiroko Kuwata in the first round in Monastir 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-1.
Next Week Brits play in Marseille, Nottingham, Tunisia, Turkey, France, Egypt, USA, Abu Dhabi, Cluj-Napoca, Australia & Edgbaston.
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