ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 18: A ball kid holds tennis balls during the men's singles grand final between Lloyd Harris of South Africa and Andrey Rublev of Russia on day seven of the 2020 Adelaide International at Memorial Drive on January 18, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
BATH, UK – Scott Duncan & Marcus Willis were the top seeds in the men’s doubles. The pair didn’t drop a set all week. Lauryn John-Baptiste with Katarina Stresnakova were unseeded and took the women’s title.
Scott Duncan & Marcus Willis were the top seeds in the men’s draw. In the first round the Brits were against Louis Bowden & Alexis Canter. The top seeds were held by Bowden & Canter at the start of the first set, before Duncan & Willis secured the vital break of serve. The second set saw the seeds dominate and move into the next round in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.
In the quarter-final the top seeds were against another unseeded British pair of Toby Martin & Michael Shaw. Duncan & Willis dominated the first set, breaking at will and took the lead. The second set saw Martin & Shaw try to mount a fight back. The top seeds were held close, until eventually, Duncan & Willis secured the break of serve needed and moved into the semi-final 6-1, 6-4.
The semi-final saw Duncan & Willis against Joshua Paris & Matthew Summers. This proved a very close match compared to the route so far. Paris & Summers stayed with the seeds in the first set before Duncan & Willis managed to take the chance and break. The second set was much easier, as the unseeded pair found Duncan & Willis too strong. The top seeds dominated and moved into the final 6-3, 6-2.
In the final, the top seeds were against the second seeds Ben Jones & Daniel Little. The first set saw both teams stay close but eventually Duncan & Willis broke to get the lead. The second set was much closer as Jones & Little played better and stayed toe to toe with the top seeds. However, Duncan & Willis managed to secure the break of serve needed and took the title 6-3, 6-4.
Lauryn John-Baptiste teamed up with Slovakian Katarina Stresnakova and were unseeded. In the first round they drew the second seeds Maia Lumsden & Emily Webley-Smith. The seeds got off to the better start and broke the Brit/Slovakian to take the lead. However, John-Baptiste & Stresnakova fought back in the second set, winning a tiebreak and levelling up the match. The match tiebreak was just as close, but eventually, it was the Brit/Slovak who edged through 4-6, 7-6(4), 11-9.
The quarter-final saw the Brit/Slovak against Elena Malygina & Isabella Shinkova. The Estonian/Bulgarian retired before the match was played, handing a walkover to John-Baptiste & Stresnakova and a place in the semi-final 0-0 (RET).
In the semi-final the Brit/Slovak were against fourth seeds Lena Papadakis & Alice Robbe. John-Baptiste & Stresnakova broke the seeds in the first set and took the lead. The second set saw Papadakis & Robbe force a tiebreak, which the seeds won to level the match. The match tiebreak was very close, but the Brit/Slovak edged through to book a spot in the final 6-4, 6-7(5), 10-7.
The final saw the unseeded Brit/Slovak against the top seeds Emily Appleton & Isabelle Haverlag. The first set was very close, as both pairs went toe to toe and forced a tiebreak. The second set was a little easier for John-Baptiste & Stresnakova as they broke the top seeds and took the match in straight sets 7-6(4), 6-4.
Bath Round Up
Tom Hands & George Houghton were defeated by Toby Martin & Michael Shaw in the first round 6-4, 6-3.
Liam Hignett & Matthew Rankin were defeated by Adrian Oetzbach & Henri Squire in the first round 6-4, 6-2.
Ying Hou & David Quayle were defeated by Joshua Paris & Matthew Summers in the first round 7-6(5), 6-3.
Joshua Goodger & Adam Jones were defeated by Joe Tyler & Harry Wendelken in the first round 6-1, 6-4.
Patrick Foley & Nicolai Marin were defeated by Johannes Haerteis & Niklas Schell in the first round 6-1, 6-0.
James Davis with Nicholas Bybel were defeated by Damian Rodriguez & Hamish Stewart in the first round 6-4, 6-4.
Max Benamin & George Loffhagen were defeated by Ben Jones & Daniel Little in the first round 6-3, 6-2.
Orla Cooper & Freya Davies were defeated by Emily Appleton & Isabelle Haverlag in the first round 3-6, 6-3, 12-10.
Eden Silva with Marie Benoit were defeated by Viktoria Morvayova & Anna Siskova in the first round 6-3, 5-7, 10-2.
Madeleine Brooks & Emma Wilson were defeated by Andre Lukosuite & Naho Sato in the first round 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.
Francesca Davis & Paulina Jurkowska were defeated by Elena Malygina & Isabelle Shinkova in the first round 2-6, 7-6(4), 10-8.
Talia Neilson-Gatenby was defeated by Sonay Kartal in the first round 6-2, 6-0.
Alice Gillan was defeated by Rebecca Sramkova in the first round 6-2, 6-2.
Emma Wilson was defeated by Viktoria Morvayova in the first round 6-4, 7-5.
Jasmine Conway was defeated by Olga Helmi in the first round 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.
Anna Brogan was defeated by Alice Robbe in the first round 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Emily Appleton was defeated by Maia Lumsden in the first round 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Danielle Daley was defeated by Tereza Smitkova in the first round 6-2, 6-2.
Millen Hurrion was defeated by Daniel Little in the first round 6-2, 6-2.
Alexis Canter was defeated by Henri Squire in the first round 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
Micahel Shaw was defeated by Brandon Murphy in the first round 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
James Davis was defeated by Sean Hodkin in the first round 5-7, 7-6(0), 6-2.
Adam Jones was defeated by Matteo Martineau in the first round 6-2, 7-6(2)/
Joshua Goodger was defeated by Jules Marie in the first round 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.
Ben Jones was defeated by Harry Wendeleken in the first round 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Toby Martin was defeated by Aziz Kijametovic in the first round 6-2, 7-6(5).
Damian Rodrigues was defeated by Oliver Crawford in the first round 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-4.
Sonay Kartal was defeated by Rebecca Sramkova in the second round 7-6(8), 3-6, 7-6(6).
Eden Silva was defeated by Maia Lumsden in the second round 6-4, 6-3.
Armani Banks was defeated by Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove in the second round 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.
George Houghton was defeated by Dan Cox in the second round 6-2, 6-1.
Brandon Murphy was defeated by Henri Squire in the second round 6-0, 6-2.
Sean Hodkin was defeated by Matteo Martineau in the second round 6-2, 7-6(3).
Aidan McHugh was defeated by George Loffagen in the second round 6-1, 4-6, 6-1.
Patrick Brady was defeated by Hamish Stewart in the second round 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.
Harry Wendelken was defeated by Jules Marie in the second round 6-4, 6-2.
Maia Lumsden was defeated by Rebecca Sramkova in the quarter-final 7-6(7), 6-2.
Hamish Stewart was defeated by George Loffhagen in the quarter-final 6-7(5), 7-6(7), 6-4.
Daniel Little was defeated by Dan Cox in the quarter-final 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
Damian Rodriguez & Hamish Stewart were defeated by Ben Jones & Daniel Litle in the quarter-final 6-3, 6-4.
Joe Tyler & Harry Wendelken were defeated by Ben Jones & Daniel Little in the semi-final 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.
Dan Cox was defeated by Harri Squire in the semi-final 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-0.
George Loffhagen was defeated by Jules Marie in the semi-final 6-3, 6-2.
Next Week Brits play in Buenos Aires, Chennai, Cherbourg, Manama, Portugal, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Tunisia, Germany, USA, Germany, Glasgow & Spain.
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