REDDING, CALIFORNIA, USA – Katie Swan teamed up with Mirjam Bjorklund and claimed the ITF title. The win was the first ITF title for the Brit, previously runner up five times.
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Katie Swan entered the ITF event in California and teamed up with Mirjam Bjorklund. The Brit/Swede were the fourth seeds. As a result Swan/Bjorklund received a bye in the first round. In the quarter-final the fourth seeds were drawn against Elysia Bolton & Jada Myii Hart. However, the American pair withdrew before a ball had been struck, giving the Brit/Swede a pass into the semi-final 0-0 (RET).
In the semi-final Swan & Bjorklund were against Maria Mateas & Alexandra Osbourne. This was the first match played by the fourth seeds and it showed. Mateas & Osbourne managed to get a break of serve to take the lead. However, the Brit/Swede regrouped in the second set. Swan & Bjorklund dominated and levelled up the match. The match tiebreak was very close, however, it was the fourth seeds that managed to edge through to take the win 4-6, 6-1, 10-8.
The final saw the fourth seeds against the third seeds Dalila Jakupovic & Lu Jajing. Swan & Bjorklund secured a break of serve against the Slovenian/Chinese pair and took the lead. In the second set the third seeds regrouped and dominated to level up the match. The match tiebreak saw the Brit/Swede dominate and lift the trophy 6-3, 1-6, 10-3.
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