MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 24: Emily Arbuthnott of Great Britain in action in her match against Chihiro Muramatsu of Japan during the Australian Open 2015 Junior Championships at Melbourne Park on January 24, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
Tennis | Doubles Round Up | Emily Arbuthnott claimed doubles title in ITF Wanfercée-Baulet
Emily Arbuthnott with Chelsea Vanhoutte claimed the title in Belgium
Second seeds dropped only one set en route.
WANFERCEE-BAULET, BELGIUM – Emily Arbuthnott & Chelsea Vanhoutte entered the ITF event and were the second seeds. The pair only dropped one set en route to the title.
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Emily Arbuthnott teamed up with Chelsea Vanhoutte for the ITF event in Belgium and were seeded second. Their first round opponents were Laure Line Glaude & Marte Lambrecht. The Belgians were no match for the Brit/Belgian as the seeds dominated the match. Arbuthnott & Vanhoutte lost only two games to move into the quarter-final 6-2, 6-0.
The quarter-final saw the Brit/Belgian against Anastasia Shaulskaya & Sevil Yuldasheva. The Russian/Uzbekistani stayed with the seeds at the start, before Arbuthnott & Vanhoutte broke serve. From this point the Brit/Belgian didn’t look back and dominated the rest of the match to move into the semi-final 6-4, 6-1.
In the semi-final the second seeds were against the fourth seeds Amanda Carreras & Linnea Malmqvist. The Brit/Swede were unable to do much in the first set as Arbuthnott & Vanhoutte dominated and lost only one game. The second set was a little closer, however the second seeds managed a break of serve to move into the final in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.
The final saw the second seeds against third seeds Cemre Anıl & Marina Yudanov. The Brit/Belgian were surprised by Turk/Swede pairing and were broken in the first set. Arbuthnott & Vanhoutte re-grouped in the second set and forced a break of serve right at the end to level the match. In the match tiebreak it was the Brit/Belgian that edged ahead and won the title 3-6, 7-5, 10-8.
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