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With the 2013 tennis season rapidly approaching over the next few days we are taking a look back at some of the British highlights on and off the court in 2012. In part three we review some of the action from July to September.
Jonny Marray became the first British man to win the Wimbledon Men’s doubles title since 1936 as he and partner Freddie Nielsen won a thrilling final against Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 6-3. Read a full report of Jonny and Freddie’s victory
A day later British No.1 Andy Murray became the first British man to play in the Men’s singles final for 74 years as he pushed six-time champion Roger Federer to four sets on Centre Court before the Swiss player won 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Full report of the final here
Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley became the first all-British pair to reach the Wheelchair Ladies Doubles final with 2011 finalists Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot defeating the British pair 6-1, 6-2 in the final. Read more about the final
Clapham Common hosted the allplay tennis park a free festival of tennis designed to help more people play tennis with more than 10,000 people picking up a racket during the week. Read more about the allplay tennis park here
Ross Hutchins and Colin Fleming reached the ATP final at the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships at Newport, Rhode Island while Ken Skupski and Jamie Delgado were runners up at the ATP Farmers Classic in Los Angeles.
Dominic Inglot lifted first ATP World Tour title with partner Treat Huey at the Citi Open in Washington. Read about their success here
Heather Watson won her first WTA title at Stanford as she and Kiwi partner Marina Erakovic took the doubles title while Laura Robson reached her first WTA singles semi-final at the XXV Italiacom Open in Palermo.
Jamie Burdekin reached his first main draw final at Super Series level at the BNP Paribas French Open where he finished runner-up in the Quad singles. Andy Lapthorne and Peter Norfolk took the Quad doubles title.
Gordon Reid claimed the doubles title at the ITF 1 Series Swiss Open alongside Dutch partner Maikel Scheffers. The 20 year-old was then runner-up in the Men’s singles at the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships at Nottingham Tennis Centre.
British No.1 Lucy Shuker was a quarter-finalist in the women’s singles and reached the doubles semi-finals with South African partner Kgothatso Montjane. Find full coverage of the British Open here
At Koblenz, Germany, the Great Britain team took home five medals from the 12th European Deaf Tennis Championships highlighted by Gold for Bethany Brookes in the Junior Girls' singles and Gold for Sophie Paul in the Junior Mixed doubles. View the full coverage here
Johanna Konta reached the final at the $50K ITF event in Lexington while Josh Goodall won the singles title at the $10K JM Glendinning International Tennis Tournament in Ilkley.
A British Girls’ team were victorious at the Tennis Europe Summer Cups for the first time since 1979. The 14U team of Maia Lumsden, Jazzi Plews and Gabriella Taylor saw off Germany 2-0 in the final. Read more from the Tennis Europe Summer Cups here
The ITF 18&U Aegon Junior International in Edinburgh saw Anna Brogan beat Anastasia Mikheeva an all-British final.
At the Tennis Europe Nations Challenge by HEAD the 12&U Great Britain Girls’ team qualified for the finals. The team of Ali Collins, Eliz Maloney and Claudia Hallsworth defeated Slovenia 2-1 to seal qualification.
Hertfordshire secured double victory as both Men’s and Women’s teams were victorious in Group 1 of the Aegon Summer County Cup in Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. Find full coverage from Devonshire Park here
British No.1 Andy Murray defeated Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer to win Gold in the Men’s singles on Centre Court. In the final the British third seed swept past Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 to avenge his Wimbledon defeat against the Swiss World No.1.
Murray took a second medal as he and Laura Robson claimed silver in the Mixed doubles as the British duo finished as runners-up to top seeds Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi from Belarus. Read more about the finals here and find full coverage of the Olympic tennis event here
Heather Watson won her second WTA doubles crown alongside Marina Erakovic at the Texas Tennis Open in Dallas beating Liga Dekmeijere and Irina Falconi 6-3, 6-0 in the final.
The British Veterans’ Grass Court Championships took place in North Oxford and East Gloucester and at the end of the month the grass courts at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne hosted the South of England Veterans' Championships. Find full reports from both events on the Seniors Tennis GB site
Tara Moore finished as the singles finalist at the $50K event at Kazan in Russia. The 20 year-old dropped just one set en route to the final before falling 6-3, 6-3 to Ukrainian Katernya Kozlova.
Great Britain’s 18&U Boys’ team qualified for the European Summer Cups finals after the team of Jonny O’Mara, Scott Clayton and Clay Crawford defeated the Slovak Republic 2-1 in the qualifying final.
The 14&U Great Britain Girls’ team were runners-up at the ITF World Junior Tennis Finals in Prostejov, Czech Republic as Gabriella Taylor, Jazzi Plews and Maia Lumsden were edged out 2-1 by the Slovak Republic in the final. Find coverage here
The British team of Katie Dunne, Anna Brogan, Harriet Dart defeated the USA 8-4 to win the 36th Maureen Connolly Challenge Trophy in New Haven.
The 2012 Aegon British Junior National Championships took place at Nottingham Tennis Centre and West Hants club in Bournemouth. The 18&U titles went to Scott Clayton and Beth Askew while Julian Cash and Lana Rush were victorious in the 16&U age group.
The 14&U titles were won by Marcus Walters and Gabriella Taylor while Finn Bass and Emily Appleton were crowned 12&U winners. Find full coverage from the Aegon British Junior National Championships here
The winners of the 2012 HSBC Road to Wimbledon were decided at the Bank of England Sports Ground in Roehampton with Luke Hammond and Emily Arbuthnott taking the singles titles. Read more here
Andy Murray won his first Grand Slam singles title at the US Open with a thrilling 7-6(10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 win over Novak Djokovic to become the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to win one of the four major titles. Read more about Murray’s historic victory
Check out see what people were saying on Twitter and read about the rousing homecoming Andy received in Dunblane
Laura Robson made an impressive run to the fourth round of the Women’s singles with victories over Kim Clijsters and Li Na. Read about Laura’s run in New York here
Johanna Konta won her first Grand Slam main draw match against Timea Babos before narrowly going down in the second round to Olga Govortsova.
In the Junior events Kyle Edmund won his first junior Grand Slam title with Portuguese partner Frederico Ferreira Silva while Liam Broady was runner-up in the Boy’s singles. Read more about Edmund and Broady’s finals
Great Britain won two medals at the Paralympic wheelchair tennis event with Peter Norfolk and Andrew Lapthorne taking silver in the quad doubles and Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley becoming the first British females to win a medal in wheelchair tennis when they came back from match point down to win bronze in the women’s doubles.
Gordon Reid reached the quarter finals of the men’s singles and the quarter finals of the Men’s doubles with Marc McCarroll. Read more about the Paralympic Tennis event
Around 100 Edinburgh school children took part in a coaching session at the Meadows Tennis Centre to mark Aegon Schools Tennis signing up close to 15,000 schools. Read more about the event and Aegon Schools Tennis here
Ross Hutchins and Colin Fleming reached their fourth ATP World Tour Final of the year at Kuala Lumpar narrowly falling to Bruno Soares and Alexander Peya.
Jamie Murray and partner Andre Sa were runners up at the ATP Roller Open Challenger event in Luxembourg while David Rice and Sean Thornley won their first ATP Challenger title at the Izmir Cup in Turkey.
Laura Robson became the first British woman to reach a WTA singles final for 22 years when she finished as runner-up at the GRC Bank Guangzhou International Women's Open 2012. Read more about Laura’s performance in Ghangzhou
Dan Evans was in great form to win consecutive Aegon GB Pro-Series events in Roehampton and Nottingham. Read more here
Liam Broady was a finalist at the ITF Grade 1 Canadian Open Junior Championships losing to Australian Nick Kyrgios in the final. Kyle Edmund also reached the semi-finals before falling to Kyrgios.
You can read the next part in this series of review pieces on the LTA website on 1st January.
Review the what has been going on in British tennis in 2012 with the British Tennis Annual.