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Mimi and Viktor Win in Beijing


Welsh aces Mimi Xu and Viktor Frydrych lifted the silverware in Beijing when they won the Girls’ and the Boys’ singles events respectively at the U18 ITF J300 in the Chinese capital.

Viktor Frydrych Winner Beijing

To add to her success Mimi and partner Mika Stojsavljevic were crowned champions in the Girls’ doubles.

Second seed Mimi won her singles final in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, against number 1 seed Laura Samsonova of the Czech Republic. Meanwhile, Mimi and Mika lived up to their top-seed rating when they beat Chinese duo Hao Liang and Ruein Zhang in their doubles final 7-5, 6-2.

Viktor, seeded seventh, took the title when opponent Benjamin Gusic Wan, seeded eighth, had to retire hurt with Viktor 5-2 up in the second set of the final, after losing the first set 6-4.

Tennis Wales Head of Performance Chris Lewis said: “This was a great week for both Mimi and Viktor, and for Welsh tennis. To have both the boys’ and girls’ singles winners in such a high-level ITF event overseas is ground-breaking for us. A huge llongyfarchiadau to both players, and pob lwc to them at the upcoming J500 event in Osaka.”

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