LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 17: Abbie Breakwell of Great Britain returns a shot during her singles RR1 match against Ruby Bishop 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 Tennis Round Up | Breakwell makes both finals in Abingdon
Abbie Breakwell entered the ITF event and was the second seed in the singles and as a result received a bye in the first round. In the quarter-final the Brit was against Emma Gjerseth. Breakwell dominated the Swede from the outset, losing only one game to move on in straight sets 6-0, 6-1.
The semi-final saw Breakwell against third seed, fellow Brit Ruby Bishop. Breakwell secured an early break of serve to take the lead. The second set saw Bishop re-group and fight back. Bishop dominated the second set and levelled up the match. The final set saw Breakwell dominate and move into the final 6-3, 1-6, 6-1.
In the final Breakwell was against fourth seed Ksenia Chasteau. The Frenchwoman dominated the first set, as the Brit struggled on serve. Chasteau eased through the first set and into the lead. The second set was closer, as Breakwell started to find her game. Unfortunately, the Frenchwoman managed to break serve and Breakwell was unable to get back into the game. Chasteau lifted the title 6-1, 6-3.
As second seed Breakwell, who had teamed up with Bishop received a bye in the first round. The semi-final saw the seeds against Fay Dutfield-Horton & Christina Pesendorfer. The Brit/Austrian pair for the seeds far too strong and struggled to stay with the pace. Dutfield-Horton & Pesendorfer were only able to secure two games as the second seeds strolled through the match 6-2, 6-0.
In the final the Brits were against the top seeds Sandrine Cauderon Paulin & Chasteau. The Brits managed to dominate the first set and take the lead. However, the top seeds re-grouped in the second and managed to break serve to level up the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak it was the top seeds that eased through to lift the title 2-6, 6-4, 10-4.
Wheelchair Round Up
Sarah Bard with Elizabeth Williams were defeated by Emily Donnan & Ellie Robertson in the first round 6-2, 6-1.
Mariam Ayeni with Emma Gjerseth were defeated by Fay Dutfield-Horton & Christina Pesendorfer in the first round 6-1, 6-3.
Ruben Harris & Joshua Johns were defeated by Dermot Bailey & Andrew Penney in the first round 6-2, 6-2.
Matthew Johnstone & R0bert Teague were defeated by Mark Langeveld & Kevin Lewis in the first round 6-0, 6-4.
Sarah Bard was defeated by Emily Donnan in the first round 6-0, 6-0.
Ellie Robertson was defeated by Elizabeth Williams in the first round 7-5, 6-4.
Fay Dutfield-Horton was defeated by Christina Pesendorfer in the first round 6-3, 6-2.
Mariam Ayeni was defeated by Emma Gjerseth in the first round 6-3, 6-4.
Mark Langeveld was defeated by Olivier Langlois in the first round 6-1, 6-0.
Ruben Harris was defeated by Andrew Penney in the first round 6-3, 6-2.
Matthew Johnstone was defeated by Jose Pablo Gil in the first round 6-0, 6-0.
Kevin Lewis was defeated by Marco Pincella in the first round 6-3, 6-1.
Robert Teague was defeated by Geoffrey Jasiak in the first round 6-0, 6-0.
Emily Donnan was defeated by Sandrine Cauderon Paulin in the quarter-final 6-1, 7-5.
Dermot Bailey was defeated by Jose Pablo Gil in the quarter-final 6-2, 6-7(6), 6-3.
Joshua Johns was defeated by Andrew Penney in the quarter-final 6-3, 6-2.
Emily Donnan & Ellie Robertson were defeated by Sandrine Cauderon Paulin & Ksenia Chasteau in the semi-final 6-0, 6-3.
Andrew Penney was defeated by Nico Langmann in the semi-final 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.
Mark Langeveld & Kevin Lewis were defeated by Geoffrey Jasiak & Olivier Langlois in the semi-final 6-0, 6-1.
Dermot Bailey & Andrew Penney were defeated by Geoffrey Jasiak & Oliver Langlois in the final 6-1, 6-3.
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