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Tennis | Doubles News | Emily Webley-Smith claims ITF Doubles title in Spain

By Glenys Furness

  • Emily Webley-Smith & Sofia Shapatava lift the trophy in Spain
  • The pair were seeded second
  • Didn’t drop a set all tournament
SANTA MARGARIDA DE MONTBUI, CATALONIA, SPAIN – Emily Webley-Smith and Sofia Shapatava entered the ITF event in Spain and were seeded second.


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Emily Webley-Smith & Sofia Shapatava again joined forces and entered the ITF doubles in Spain. The Brit/Georgian were the second seeds. As a result they received a bye into the quarter-final.

In the quarter-final the second seeds were facing Irene Burillo Escorihuela & Guiomar Maristany Zuleta De Reales. However, the Spanish pair didn’t take to the court so Webley-Smith & Shapatava moved into the semi-final without having to hit a ball 0-0 RET.

The semi-final had the Brit/Georgian against the third seeds Marina Bassols Ribera & Ekaterina Yashina. The Spaniard/Russian pair were no match for the second seeds. Webley-Smith & Shapatava made very light work of the third seeds. Losing only two games in the whole match the Brit/Georgian dispatched the third seeds in straight sets 6-1, 6-1.

In the final Webley-Smith & Shapatava were against the only other team to have a Brit taking part. Samantha Murray & Elitsa Kostova had already dispatched the fourth seeds and the top seeds to reach the final. Murray & Kostova stayed toe to toe with the second seeds until towards the end of both sets. Webley-Smith & Shapatava only needed one break in each to secure the win and lift the trophy 6-4, 7-5.


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Doubles Round Up

Dom Inglot with Martin Kližan were defeated by Leander Paes & Benoît Paire in the first round in Roland Garros 6-4, 6-4.

Luke Bambridge & Jonny O’Mara were defeated by Ken Skupski & Neal Skupski in the first round in Roland Garros 6-1, 6-2.

Jamie Murray with Bruno Soares were defeated by Matteo Berrettini & Lorenzo Sonego in the first round in Roland Garros 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(4).

Dan Evans & Cameron Norrie were defeated by Robin Haase & Frederik Nielsen in the second round in Roland Garros 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.

Ken Skupski & Neal Skupski were defeated by Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan in the second round in Roland Garros 7-5, 7-6(6).

Heather Watson with Tatjana Maria were defeated by Elise Mertens & Aryna Sabalenka in the first round in Roland Garros 6-3, 6-2.

Dom Inglot with Mihaela Buzărnescu were defeated by Darija Jurak & Austin Krajicek in the first round in Roland Garros 1-6, 7-5, 14-12.

Luke Bambridge with Asia Muhammad were defeated by Alicja Rosolska & Nikola Mektić in the second round in Roland Garros 6-4, 6-4.

Jack Gibbens & Adam Jones were defeated by Henry Craig & Markos Kalovelonis in the first round in Heraklion 6-3, 6-2.

Patrick Foley with Loic Ratsaratany were defeated by Elliot Farmer & Edoardo Graziani in the first round in Heraklion 6-2, 6-0.

Elliot Farmer with Edoardo Graziani were defeated by Milen Ianakiev & Vasil Kirkov in the quarter-final in Heraklion 6-1, 7-5.

Jonathan Gray with Wong Hong-Kit were defeated by Siddhant Banthia & Manish Sureshkumar in the quarter-final in Singapore 6-2, 4-6, 10-3.

Sahej Maker with Jesse Ross were defeated by Kazuma Kawachi & Ryota Tanuma in the quarter-final in Singapore 6-4, 6-2.

Finn Bass with Wilfredo González were defeated by Jordi Arconada & Camilo Ugo Carabelli in the first round in Mexico 6-7(0), 6-1, 10-8.

Isaac Stoute with Mikal Statham were defeated by Alexios Halebian & Paul Oosterbaan in the quarter-final in Mexico 7-5, 6-3.

Tanysha Dissanayake with Alexa Pitt were defeated by Fernanda Labrana & Yuliana Monroy in the first round in Mexico 7-6(3), 6-2.

Emilie Lindh with Daria Kuczer were defeated by Paula Baranano & Melany Krywoj in the final in Mexico 6-2, 6-4.

Jake Hersey with Aaron Schmid were defeated by Genaro Olivieri & Matias Zukas in the first round in Tunisia 6-1, 6-3.

Sacha Modica with Ashwin Sharma were defeated by Genaro Olivieri & Matias Zukas in the semi-final in Tunisia 6-1, 6-0.

Graziella Barrett & Alisha Reayer were defeated by Alica Rusova & Mayar Sherif in the quarter-final in Tunisia 6-1, 6-2.

Emily Appleton with Catherine Harrison were defeated by Jacqueline Cako & Jovana Jakšić in the quarter-final in Hong Kong 0-0 RET.

Chloe Compson with Laia Conde Monfort were defeated by Karolina Berankova & Anastasia Kulikova in the first round in Portugal 6-1, 6-1.

Next week Brits play in Paris, Surbiton, Singapore, USA, Hong Kong, Mexico, Tunisia, Guam, Belarus.


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