Alicia Barnett in the 2020 Battle of the Brits Premier League of Tennis. London UK
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Alicia Barnett plays a backhand shot during their round robin match against Katy Dunne during Day Three of the Battle of the Brits Premier League of Tennis at the National Tennis Centre on December 22, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for LTA)

Tennis | Doubles Round Up| Alicia Barnett claimed title in ITF Sharm-El-Sheikh

  • Alicia Barnett & Lina Glushko claimed the doubles title
  • The Brit/Israeli pair dropped only one set en route
SHARM-EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT – Alicia Barnett with Lina Glushko claimed the doubles title in the ITF event. The Brit/Israeli took out the top seeds in the semi-final.


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Alicia Barnett paired up with Lina Glushko for the ITF event in Egypt and were the third seeds. In the first round the third seeds were up against Siliva Ambrosi0 & Noa Liauw A Fong. The German/Dutch pair stayed with the Brit/Israeli most of the first set. Barnett & Glushko managed to break serve and take the lead. Ambrosio & Liauw A Fong regrouped in the second set and dominated to level the match. In the ensuing the match tie break the third seeds edged through to take the victory 6-4, 1-6, 10-8.

The quarter-final saw the Brit/Israeli up against the Italian pairing of Eleonora Alvisi & Cristiana Ferrando. The third seeds were on top throughout the entire match. Barnett & Glushko secured the vital break of serve in both sets. Alvisi & Ferrando were unable to get back on terms, the Brit/Israeli secured the victory and moved into the semi-final 6-4, 6-4.

In the semi-final Barnett & Glushko were against the top seeds Jodie Burrage & Sarah Beth Grey. The third seeds dominated the match, breaking serve easily to take the lead. Burrage & Grey tried to fight back, but were unable to get back on terms. The Brit/Israeli pairing moved into the final 6-3, 6-2.

The final saw the Brit/Israeli against the fourth seeds Elena-Teodora Cadar & Olivia Gadecki. The Romanian/Aussie stayed with Barnett & Glushko in the first set, eventually though, the third seeds broke serve to take the lead. This spurred on the Brit/Israeli who dominated the second set to claim the title 6-4, 6-2.

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Doubles Round Up

Lloyd Glasspool & Jonny O’Mara were defeated by Marco Cecchinato & Stefano Travaglia in the first round in Cagliari 3-6, 6-3, 14-12.

Dan Evans with Federico Coria were defeated by Lorenzo Sonego & Andrea Vavassori in the semi-final in Cagliari 0-0 (RET).

Dom Inglot with Alexander Bublik were defeated by Andre Goransson & Nicholas Monroe in the first round in Marbella 6-3, 1-6, 12-10.

Noami Broady with Zheng Saisai were defeated by Paula Kania-Chodun & Julia Wachaczyk in the first round in Bogota 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.

Sean Hodkin & Adam Jones were defeated by Makoto Ochi & Yuta Shimzu in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-2, 7-5.

Luke Johnson with Francesco Vilardo were defeated by Kosuke Ogura & Issei Okamura in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 3-6, 7-6(2), 10-5.

Jack Gibbens with Rotislav Halfinger were defeated by Federico Bertuccioli & Luca Tomasetto in the first round in Shymkent 6-1, 3-6, 10-4.

Mark Whitehouse with Jose Vidal Azorin were defeated by Aleksei Khomich & Yaraslav Shyla in the semi-final 7-6(2), 6-7(3), 11-9.

Eden Silva with Isabella Shinikova were defeated by Emily Webley-Smith & Vivian Heisen in the quarter-final in Bellinzona 6-2, 6-3.

Emily Webley-Smith with Vivian Heisen were defeated by Rebecca Marino & Yuki Naito in the semi-final in Bellinzona 6-3, 6-2.

Next week Brits play in Monte Carlo, Split, Belgrade, Orlando, Germany, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Tunisia, Roehampton, Portugal, France & Turkey.


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