Jodie Burrage in the LTA British Tour 2020, London
Jodie Burrage in the LTA British Tour 2020, London | (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images for LTA)

Tennis | Doubles Round Up | Burrage claims WTA Cluj-Napoca title

By Glenys Furness

  • Jodie Burrage claims first WTA main tour doubles title
  • Jamie Murray runner up in Tokyo
CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA – Jodie Burrage & Jill Teichmann claimed the WTA 250 title. The Brit/Swiss were unseeded and took out the top seeds en route to the title.


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Jodie Burrage teamed up with Swiss Jill Teichmann and were unseeded. In the first round the Brit/Swiss were against Vivian Heisen & Ankita Raina. The German/Indian pair went toe to toe with Burrage & Teichmann in the first set, forcing a tiebreak. In the breaker, the Brit/Swiss broke early and took the set and the lead. The second set saw Heisen & Raina fight back, breaking the serve of Burrage & Teichmann to level up the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak it was the Brit/Swiss that edged through and moved into the next round 7-6(4), 4-6, 11-9.

In the quarter-final Burrage & Teichmann were against the top seeds Elena-Gabriela Ruse & Alycia Parks. The seeds stayed close at the start before the Brit/Swiss broke serve and took the lead. The second set was more of the same. Ruse & Parks were unable to get anything on the serve of Burrage & Teichmann, who eased through into the next round in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.

The semi-final saw the Brit/Swiss against Irina Khromacheva & Dalila Jakupovic. Burrage & Teichmann started well and broke serve to take the lead. The second set was much closer as Khromacheva & Jakupovic went toe to toe with the Brit/Swiss. It looked like the set would go to a tiebreak. However Khromacheva & Jakupovic broke right at the end to level up the match. The ensuing match tiebreak saw Burrage & Teichmann stroll through and book a spot in the final 6-3, 5-7, 10-4.

In the final Burrage & Teichmann were against Leolia Jeanjean & Valeriya Strakhova. The first set was dominated by the Brit/Swiss and they were little troubled by the opponents. The second set was closer as Jeanjean & Strakhova fought hard. Eventually, Burrage & Teichmann broke serve and lifted the title 6-1, 6-4.



Doubles Round Up

Alicia Barnett & Olivia Nicholls were defeated by Greet Minnen & Yanina Wickmayer in the first round in Cluj-Napoca 6-7(4), 6-2, 10-8.

Ali Collins with Andrea Gamiz were defeated by Anna-Lena Friedsam & Monica Niculescu in the first round in Cluj-Napoca 6-2, 3-6, 10-5.

Jamie Murray with Michael Venus were defeated by Max Purcell & Rinky Hijikata in the final in Tokyo 6-4, 6-1.

Henry Patten with Francisco Cabral were defeated by Andrey Golubev & Denys Molchanov in the quarter-final in Stockholm 7-6(4), 6-7(3), 10-8.

Julian Cash with Yuki Bhambri were defeated by Andrey Golubev & Denys Molchanov in the final in Stockholm 7-6(8), 6-2.

Billy Harris with Kelsey Stevenson were defeated by Denis Istomin & Evgeny Karlovskiy in the first round in Hamburg 7-6(4), 6-3.

Felix Gill with Carlos Sanchez Jover were defeated by Fausto Tabacco & Giorgio Tabacco in the semi-final in Santa Margherita di Pula 6-1, 6-0.

Jay Clarke with Volodymyr Uzhylovskyi defeated Jiri Barnat & Jan Hrazdil in the final in Sharm-El-Sheikh 7-5, 7-5.

Emile Hudd with Patrick Harper were defeated by Jordan Hasson & Alex Martinez in the first round in Las Vegas 3-6, 6-3, 10-6.

Mark Whitehouse with Colin Markes were defeated by Johannus Monday & Angel Diaz Jalil in the semi-final in Las Vegas 7-6(4), 6-4.

Johannus Monday with Angel Diaz Jalil defeated Andres Andrade & William Grant in the final in Las Vegas 6-4, 6-4.

Louis Allen & Nicolas Philibert were defeated by Noah Perfetti & Federico Valle in the quarter-final in Monastir 7-6(2), 6-4.

Eleanor Baglow with Elena Giovanna Giessler were defeated by Natalia Siedliska & Anja Wildgruber in the quarter-final in Monastir 0-0 (RET).

Stuart Parker & David Quayle were defeated by Guy Den Heijer & Dax Donders in the first round in Heraklion 3-6, 6-3, 10-8.

Sarah Beth Grey & Eden Silva were defeated by Isabelle Boulais & Layne Sleeth in the quarter-final in Saguenay 6-3, 6-2.

Soumeya Anane with Marlene Tilgner were defeated by Jenny Lim & Marine Szostak in the first round in Cherbourg En Contin 6-3, 6-1.

Matilda Mutavdzic with Diana Martynov were defeated by Martyna Kubka & Zhibek Kulambayeva in the quarter-final in Cherbourg En Contin 6-7(6), 6-1, 10-5.

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