LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 17: Ruby Bishop of Great Britain plays a forehand during her singles RR1 match against Abbie Breakwell of Great Britain on Day Three of the LTA Wheelchair Team Battle at National Tennis Centre on December 17, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images for LTA) (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images for LTA)
Tennis | Wheelchair Round Up | Bishop claims doubles title in Plock Open 4
Ruby Bishop was the top seed in the doubles with Zoe Maras. In the semi-final the Brit/French woman were against Zoya Chavdarova & Cristina Deac. The Bulgarian/Romanian were no match for Bishop & Maras, as the top seeds eased through both sets and took the match in straight sets 6-1, 6-1.
The final pitched Bishop & Maras against second seeds Ellie Robertson & Louise Willerslev-Olsen. The Brit/Dane broke the top seeds serve and took the lead. The second set saw the top seeds dominate and level up the match. The final set was a match tiebreak. In the match tiebreak it was Bishop & Maras who edged through and took the title 3-6, 6-2, 10-6.
In the singles, Bishop was second seed. The Brit was against Willerslev-Olsen. The Brit broke the Dane’s serve and took the lead. The second set was much closer. Bishop & Willerslev-Olsen stayed toe-to-toe and forced a tiebreak. In the breaker, Bishop eased through and moved into the next round 6-3, 7-6(4).
In the semi-final Bishop was against Ladislava Porizkova. The Czech was no match for the Brit who dominated from the outset. Bishop eased through both sets, dropping only one game as she moved into the final in straight sets. The Brit made the final 6-0, 6-1.
The final saw Bishop against her doubles partner. Maras dominated the match from the start, with the Brit unable to hold serve. Unfortunately, Bishop had to retire from the match before the end of the first set, handing the title to Maras 5-0 (RET).
Andrew Penney was the second seed and had a bye in the first round. The second round saw Penney against Andrzej Strozynski. The Pole was no match for the Brit as Penney dominated from the start. Strozynski could not get into the match and Penney moved into the next round 6-0, 6-1.
In the quarter-final Penney was against the eighth seed Adam Kinowski. The Pole found the Brit too strong in the first set, as the second seed dominated and took the lead. The second set was closer, as Kinowski & Penney stayed close until the Brit secured the break of serve and took the match 6-1, 6-4.
The semi-final saw the Brit against Hampus Linder-Olofsson. The Swede was dominated by Penney in the first set, who eased through and into the lead. The second set was a little closer, but Penney eventually managed to get the vital break of serve and take the match 6-2, 6-4.
In the final Penney was against the top seed Kamil Fabisiak. The Brit dominated the first set and took the lead. The pole re-grouped in the second and dominated to level up the match. The final set was more of the same from Fabisiak who dominated again and took the title 2-6, 6-1, 6-1.
Penney teamed up with Jakub Bukala and the pair were the second seeds. Having received a bye in the first round, their first match was the quarter-final against Krzysztof Kowalewski & Szymon Nowicki. The seeds dominated the first set and didn’t drop a game. The second set saw the Poles re-group and mount a fightback. Kowaleswki & Nowicki broke serve and levelled up the match. The final set was a match tiebreak. Just like the first set the second seeds dominated the match and moved into the next round 6-0, 4-6, 10-0.
The semi-final saw the second seeds were against third seeds Krzysztof Brezyna & Linder-Olofsson. The Brit/Pole were unstoppable as they dominated from the outset. Penney & Bukala didn’t drop a game as the eased through into the final in straight sets 6-0, 6-0.
In the final Penney & Bukala were against the top seeds Fabisiak & Piotr Jaroszewski. The Poles dominated from the outset and were too much for the second seeds. Penney & Bukala tried but were unable to get into the match and the Poles lifted the title in front of their home crowd 6-1, 6-2.
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Ellie Robertson was defeated by Zoe Maras in the first round 6-2, 6-0.
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