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Lumsden wins maiden WTA title, Shanghai semi-finals for Norrie, Stewart wins in Glasgow


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Maia Lumsden wins maiden WTA title

Maia Lumsden won her first WTA title on Sunday at the Open Capfinances Rouen Métropole in France.

Lumsden teamed up with France’s Jessika Ponchet where they opened with a 6-3 6-2 win against French duo Elsa Jacquemot and Margaux Rouvroy.

The pair then bested second seeds Alena Fomina-Klotz and Iryna Shymanovich in straight sets 6-3 7-5.

In the semi-finals Lumsden and Ponchet cruised past fourth seeds Aliona Bolsova and Natela Dzalamidze 6-2 6-0 to book their spot in what would be Lumsden’s second WTA final.

In final they were up against top seeds Anna Bondar (#55) of Hungary and Kimberly Zimmerman (#60) of Belgium.

Lumsden and Ponchet took the first set 6-3 before recovering from 2-4 down in the second, winning the set 7-6(4) to secure the title.

Reflecting on her first WTA title Maia said:

I’m very happy to win my first WTA title, it was a great week and it's a milestone that felt really good to reach. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season and building on the win

Following the title win, Maia has risen to a new career high of #78 in the world and becomes the new British number one.

Lumsden and Ponchet are teaming up again this week at the Transylvania Open, a WTA 250 event in Romania. They will begin their campaign against Dalila Jakupovic and Irina Khromacheva.

Shanghai semi-finals for Norrie

Cam Norrie continued his doubles run of form last week with Rinky Hijikata at the Rolex Masters 1000 in Shanghai.

Following their win against singles winner Hubert Hurkacz and Ben Shelton, the pair then upset third seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury 4-6 7-6(4) 11-9.

In the quarter-final the pair came through another nail biting clash against fifth seeds Maximo Gonzalez and Andres Molteni 6-4 3-6 10-8.

Norrie and Hijikata’s impressive run came to an end in the semi-finals against Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos 3-6 3-6. Granollers and Zeballos would go on to win the event.

Norrie is back in action this week in Tokyo at the Japan Open ATP 500. He plays top seeded American Taylor Fritz in the first round.

Jamie Murray is also in the doubles draw in Tokyo. He and Michael Venus take on Aussies Alexei Popyrin and Aleksandar Vukic.

Hamish Stewart wins British Tour Glasgow

The LTA Lexus British Tour returned to Scotland last week. Top seeds Hamish Stewart and Ellie Blackford were victorious in taking home the singles titles at Newlands.

Stewart opened his tournament with straight sets wins over Thomas Dixon and Finn Logue to reach the semi-finals.

He then downed eighth seed Nikolai Marin 6-1 6-1 to progress to the final where he then beat fourth seed Robert Leck 6-2 6-2 to wrap up a perfect tournament.

Ellie Blackford also opened her tournament with a straight sets win over Millie Day before coming through a closely contested tie with Sophie Bekker 4-6 6-4 11-9.

In the semi-final Blackford moved past Aimee Knowles 7-5 6-3. The top seed secured the title with a win over the TS Open Tour Clay Courts champion Amelie Brooks 6-4 6-2.

The British Tour returns in a few weeks at the TS Open Tour Scottish National Open Championships, held at the University of Stirling from 3rd – 5th November.




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