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

By Glenys Furness

  • Harriet Dart & Asia Muhammad claim title
  • Second seeds only drop one set
MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, USA – Harriet Dart & Asia Muhammad claimed the doubles title in the WTA event. The pair were second seeds.


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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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Doubles Round Up

Dan Evans & Neal Skupski were defeated by Robert Farah & Juan Sebastian Cabal in the second round  in Paris 7-6(6), 7-5.

Joe Salisbury with Rajeev Ram were defeated by Michael Venus & Tim Puetz in the second round in Paris 7-6(12), 7-6(6).

Jamie Murray with Bruno Soares were defeated by Michael Venus & Tim Puetz in the semi-final in Paris 7-5, 6-3.

Evan Hoyt with Luca Margaroli were defeated by Damir Dzumhur & Nerman Fatic in the first round in Bergamo 7-6(4), 6-2.

Lloyd Glasspool with Harri Heliovaara were defeated by Zdenek Kolar & Jiri Lehecka in the final in Bergamo 6-4, 6-4.

Jack Draper with Evan Furness were defeated by Vlad Victor Cornea & Ramkumar Ramanathan in the first round in Eckental 6-2, 6-4.

Jonny O’Mara with Roman Jebavy defeated Ruben Bemelmans & Daniel Masur in the final in Eckental 6-4, 7-5.

Stuart Parker with Ren Nakamura were defeated by Eero Vasa & Iro Vasa in the quarter-final in Meitar 6-1, 6-4.

Luke Johnson with Vasil Kirkov defeated Alex Knaff & Joshua Peck in the final in Ithaca, NY 7-6(3), 6-3.

Mark Whitehouse with Strong Kirchheimer were defeated by Blu Baker & Tyler Zink in the first round in Fayetteville 7-6(3), 4-6, 13-11.

Blu Baker with Tyler Zink were defeated by Charles Broom & Henry Patten in the semi-final in Fayetteville 6-2, 6-0.

Charles Broom & Henry Patten were defeated by George Goldhoff & Tadeas Paroulek in the final in Fayetteville 6-4, 6-2.

Graziella Barrett with Keira Blackbeard were defeated by Simona Ogescu & Adriana Rajkovic in the first round in Heraklion 6-1, 6-2.

Jonathan Gray with Yann Wojcik defeated Marco Brugnerotto & Luigi Sorrentino in the final in Torell0 3-6, 7-5, 10-5.

Louis Allen & Mason Recci were defeated by Alexandr Binda & Leonid Sheyngezikht in the quarter-final in Sharm El Sheikh 7-5, 7-6(2).

Maceo Simpson with Ethan Terblanche were defeated by Ivan Kazakov & Daniil Zhibul in the first round in Monastir 6-4, 6-2.

Emily Webley-Smith with Angelina Gabueva were defeated by Tara Moore & Emina Bektas in the first round in Nantes 6-2, 6-2.

Tara Moore with Emina Bektas were defeated by Diana Marcinkevica & Daniela Vismane in the quarter-final in Nantes 0-3 (RET).

Sarah Beth Grey & Eden Silva were defeated by Eri Hozumi & Ekaterina Yashina in the quarter-final in Nantes 6-1, 6-3.

Alicia Barnett & Olivia Nicholls were defeated by Samantha Murray Sharan & Jessika Ponchet in the final in Nantes 6-4, 6-2.

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