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)
Tennis | UK Pro League Round Up | Brady claims 2023 title
Patrick Brady was the second match on court one on Monday. The 18 year old was against George Houghton in his first round robin event. The first set was very close, with neither player getting ahead at the start. Eventually, Brady broke serve and took the lead. The second set was much easier for the youngster, who broke at will as Houghton was unable to get anything on the serve of Brady. The 18 year old took the first win of his week in straight sets 7-5, 6-1.
On Tuesday Brady was against Hamish Stewart. The 24 year old got the jump on the youngster and broke serve to take the first set. The second set saw Brady fight back and break the serve of Stewart to level up the match. The ensuing match tiebreak was very close. However, Brady managed to edge through and take the second win 4-6, 6-3, 10-7.
In the quarter-final Brady was against Ivan Denisov. The first set saw the Brit dominate Denisov and ease through the first set. The second set was a little bit closer, as Denisov tried to fight back. However, the Brit once again broke serve and secured the win to move into the next round 6-2, 6-3.
The semi-final saw Brady against Oscar Weightman. The 18 year old was taken to a tiebreak in the first set by the 21 year old. In the tiebreak the younger Brit dominated Weightman and took the lead. The second set saw Brady break serve early and booked a spot in the final in straight sets 7-6(2), 6-3.
In the final Brady was against Giles Hussey. The first set saw the 18 year old break serve early and took the lead. The second set was more of the same as Brady broke the serve of Hussey and the 26 year old was unable to break back. Brady lifted the title in straight sets 6-3, 6-3.
Monday saw Alice Gillan against Kate Mansfield. The Brit dominated the match from the outset as the American couldn’t get into the serve of Gillan. The Brit eased through losing only one game to secure her first round robin match of the week 6-0, 6-1.
The second round robin match on Tuesday saw Gillan against Elena Malygina. The Brit struggled against Malygina who was too good for Gillan. Malygina dominated both sets and lost very few games. The Estonian took the match in straight sets 6-1, 6-2.
In the quarter-final Gillan was against Eliz Maloney. The 25 year old Brit broke the serve of Maloney to take the lead. The second set saw Maloney fight back, breaking Gillan to level up the match. The ensuing match tiebreak saw Gillan ease through and book a spot in the semi-final 6-4, 3-6, 10-3.
The semi-final saw Gillan against Katie Stresnakova. The Brit and Slovakian stayed toe to toe in the first set, before Gillan broke serve and took the lead. The second set saw the Slovakian force a tiebreak, which she eased through and levelled up the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak Gillan edged through to book a spot in the final 7-5, 6-7(4), 10-8.
In the final Gillan again faced Malygina. The Brit stayed with the Estonian at the start of the match, before Malygina broke serve and took the lead. The second set saw the pair go toe to toe, with neither being able to break serve. The set went to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak Malygina edged ahead and took the title 6-4, 7-6(5).
Harry Wendelken defeated Oscar Weightman to finish third 6-0, 0-6, 10-5.
Andre Lukosuite defeated Katie Stresnakova to finish third 6-4, 7-5.
Ivan Denisov defeated Hamish Stewart to finish fifth 6-3, 4-6, 10-3.
Eliz Maloney defeated Emma Wilson to finish fifth 6-3, 6-2.
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