NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Harriet Dart of Great Britain looks on as she plays against Laura Davis of United States in the Women’s singles on day five of the Viking Open at Nottingham Tennis Centre on June 09, 2021 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images for LTA)
Tennis | Doubles Round Up | Harriet Dart wins title in WTA Midland
Harriet Dart teamed up with Asia Muhammad and entered the WTA event. The Brit/American were the second seeds. As such the pair received a first round Bye.
In the quarter-final the second seeds were against Lu Jia-Jing & Marie Benoit. The Chinese/Belgian pair pushed the seeds all the way. The first set went to a tiebreak. Dart & Muhammad dominated the breaker and took the lead. The second set was also very close. The seeds were forced to a tiebreak again. This time the Brit/American edged through and secured a place in the semi-final 7-6(2), 7-6(4).
The semi-final saw Dart & Muhammad against fourth seeds Conny Perrin & Katarzyna Kawa. The Swiss/Polish pair were dominated by the Brit/American. The first set saw Dart & Muhammad not drop a game as Perrin & Kawa struggled. The second set followed the same pattern. The fourth seeds were forced to retire handing a spot to the Brit/American 6-0, 40 (RET).
In the final Dart & Muhammad were against the third seeds Peangtarn Plipuech & Aldila Sutjiadi. The Thai/Indonesian pairing stayed toe to toe with the Brit/American in the first set. Eventually though, it was the second seeds who broke through and took the lead. The second set saw Plipuech & Sutjiadi dominate to level up the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak, neither pair wanted to lose. However, it was the second seeds that edged ahead and lifted the trophy 6-3, 2-6, 10-7.
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