Lexus Surbiton Trophy 2023: Results & updates
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Get all the latest results and updates from this year's Lexus Surbiton Trophy from 4-11 June.
Day seven: Murray wins first Surbiton title; Wickmayer takes women's singles crown
Murray put in an impressive performance to beat Austria's Jurij Rodionov 6-3, 6-2. The win makes him the oldest player to win an ATP Challenger on grass at the age of 36.
Having rescued break point in the first game of the match, Murray would only go on to drop another seven points on serve as the former world No.1 put on a show on Centre Court.
Despite a couple of hours rain delay, Murray kept his level and was able to see out a resounding win in an hour and 10 minutes.
Belgium's Wickmayer won the Lexus Surbiton Trophy title after defeating Britain's Swan 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(1) in the final.
Swan was in outstanding form throughout the match, wracking up the winners off her backhand to take a set and a break lead.
Wickmayer showed a champions resilience to overturn a break deficit in both the second and third sets, and despite missing out on a match point while serving for the match, she dominated the deciding tie-break.
Whilst it was a disappointing result for Swan, her performances this week has seen her rise 28 places to world No.134 in the WTA live rankings.
Andy Murray will play for the Lexus Surbiton Trophy title on Sunday after defeating reigning champion Jordan Thompson 7-6(5), 6-3.
He will play the winner of Jurij Rodionov vs Zizou Bergs last on Centre Court.
Murray had led by 3-0 in the opening set and was completely on top of the Australian, but a shaky service game from the Brit, gifted the reigning champion a route back into the match.
With the scores locked at 6-6 and 5-5 in the tie-break, it was a costly unforced error from Thompson that would eventually decide the set. The Australian put a simple forehand into the net, before Murray fired an ace down the tee to take the set.
After a short break midway through the first game of the second set, Murray broke again for a 1-0 lead, with Thompson’s forehand pinging off the frame beyond the baseline. From there, Murray took control and despite a late break from Thompson, booked his second grass court final since Wimbledon in 2016 on his third match point
They become the third all-British team to win the doubles title in the last four events at Surbiton.
Swan needed just an hour to book her place in the final – breaking Miyazaki on five of six of her service games in a dominant performance.
"I played one of the best matches of my career today," said Swan. "I'm really excited to still be in the tournament and have a chance at the title tomorrow. I had a really clear game plan going in and I really enjoyed the match."
Tomorrow, she will compete for what would be the biggest title of her career against Yanina Wickmayer, who defeated Katie Boulter 6-3, 6-2.
The British No.2 failed to fully recover having been broken at 4-3 in the second set, with the Belgian taking command of the contest. Wickmayer didn’t face a break point throughout the match and won the last four consecutive games to see out the win in an hour and 10 minutes.
Andy Murray came out on top in a three-set battle against Jason Kubler 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to make it through to the final four.
Having dropped the first set, the former world No.1 soon found his stride on serve, dropping just two points behind his first serve. A late charge from Murray saw him find the only breakthrough of the set at 4-3, before he levelled up the scoreboard with an ace.
With the momentum flowing through his racket, the Brit was firing on all cylinders as he raced to a 3-0 lead to take the upper hand in the deciding set. Once again looking back at home on the grass, the two-time Wimbledon champion secured his spot in the Lexus Surbiton Trophy semi-final in style with a hold to love.
For the first time in the tournament's history, Great Britain will have three women's players in the semi-final, with Lily Miyazaki, Katie Swan and Katie Boulter all making it through to the last four.
Miyazaki became the first to make it through to the semi-final of the Lexus Surbiton Trophy after a 6-3, 6-0 win over fellow Brit Isabelle Lacy.
The British No.7 made a fast start against the 16-year-old – who caused an upset earlier on in the week when she took out third seed Madison Brengle – as she broke to take a 2-0 lead. From there, it was smooth sailing for Miyazaki, who went on to wrap up the match win in 58 minutes.
Meanwhile Swan kicked-off Centre Court proceedings with an emphatic victory over first seed Tatjana Maria, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
The first set saw Maria utilise her slice to full effect as she pulled the Brit around each corner of the court to find the break and take the first set.
Trailing a set, the second saw a strong response from Swan as she held her nerve to find a crucial breakthrough to make it 5-3 before causing the German to slice a forehand long and level the match to one apiece.
Despite an unsettling five breaks of serve in the third set, the British No.5 stayed clutch in the decisive moments as she successfully served it out for the match to guarantee her place in her first grass-court semi-final, where she will face compatriot Miyazaki. This clash will mark the third all-British women's semi-final in tournament history.
It was then over to Boulter who came out on top against Viktorija Golubic.7-5, 6-3.
After edging the first set, Boulter continued to swing with ease in the second as she sprinted to an early 3-0 advantage before a second break of serve at 5-2 secured her spot in the semi-finals.
Dan Evans is out of the Lexus Surbiton Trophy after losing to 21-year-old Gabriel Diallo 7-5, 6-2 in the second round of the ATP Challenger event.
Evans had break point opportunities to stretch ahead at 4-4 in the opening set, but went on to lose six of the next seven games giving the 6’8” Canadian the platform he needed to see out the biggest win of his career.
The result means that Andy Murray is the last Brit left in the men’s singles main draw. Murray will be back in action again tomorrow against Jason Kubler.
Joining them in the quarter-finals will be Jurij Rodionov, Rinky Hijikata, Zizou Bergs and Constant Lestienne.
Cash and Patten defeated fellow Brits Charles Broom and Mark Whitehouse 6-7(5), 6-4, 12-10, while Broady and O’Mara beat Hugo Grenier and Lestienne 6-3, 6-2.
Top ranked NCAA doubles team Connor Thomson and Toby Samuel just lost out to Alexei Popyrin and Aleksandar Vukic 6-7(6), 7-5, 12-10.
Great Britain will have four women’s players in the quarter-finals of the Lexus Surbiton Trophy for only the second time in history, with Lily Miyazaki, Katie Boulter, Katie Swan and Isabelle Lacy through to the final eight.
In the first battle of the Brits, Miyazaki came out on top against Eden Silva in her second win over a compatriot in as many days. The 27-year-old defeated Silva 6-4, 7-5 in an hour and 38 minutes to set up a battle with Lacy, who received a walkover against American Sachia Vickery.
Then it was over to Boulter, who came from a set down to eventually defeat 21-year-old British star, Sonay Kartal 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Kartal - who is supported by the Pro Scholarship Programme - had two break point opportunities at 3-2 up in the third, but couldn't take advantage and went on to lose her following service game.
Swan opened up the action on Centre Court with a win as Oceane Dodin was forced to retire with the British star leading 5-3 in the first set.
In the quarter-finals top seed and 2022 Wimbledon semi-finalist Tatjana Maria, who narrowly beat Harriet Dart 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4.
Dart and Maria both tussled for momentum throughout the match – neither player managing to stamp their authority on serve with 16 breaks through three sets.
Having lost a close opener, the British No.4 held her nerve in a crucial second set tie-break – forcing a costly mistake from the German with a tricky high ball to level the match at one apiece.
On they fought, deep into the third set, but at 4-4 Maria took her chance. The German used her trademark forehand slice to great advantage and scrapped her way to win the final eight points in a row.
In the final, they take on fourth seeds Sophie Chang and Yanina Wickmayer.
Murray once again showed that he is a force to be reckoned with on the grass, as a straight sets victory launched him into the Lexus Surbiton Trophy quarter-finals.
Despite the Brit breaking his opponent in the sixth game, Bu fought back immediately to get the opening set back on serve and force the opening set to be settled by a tie-break. Former world No.1 Murray wasted no time – sprinting to a 6-0 lead to take the advantage going into the second set. in the second-round contest.
Serving with power and accuracy, it was only a matter of time before the world No.41 found a breakthrough as he eventually converted on his fifth break point opportunity of the set. In classic Murray style, he topped off another near flawless performance on the grass with a hold to love, and his 16th ace of the match.
Meanwhile Peniston's run came to an end at the hands of world No.96 Kubler. In a close opening set, it was the Australian who took his chances when they arose – securing the only break of serve at 5-3 before successfully serving it out for the set.
Kubler continued to mount the pressure on the Brit, with Peniston fending off seven break points before eventually conceding on the eighth to go a break down at 5-4. Despite the Australian serving for the match, Peniston showcased his fighting spirit – immediately breaking back to keep the contest alive.
However, it wasn’t mean to be for the British No.7 in the tie-break as Kubler sealed the win to set up a quarter-final clash against Murray.
Dart came through a tough opening round battle on Wednesday, after a comeback win saw her defeat Magali Kempen 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.
A strong start from the Belgian saw the British No.4 trail a break from the get-go. With Kempen firing from all cylinders, the world No.196 proved too strong for Dart to contain, as she eventually found the double break to take the first set against on Centre Court.
With the support of a home crowd behind her Dart visibly increased her level in the second set. After saving break point on her own serve to make it 5-4, the Brit dug deep to find a break point opportunity of her own which she later converted to level the contest and force the match to a decisive set.
With her foot pressed firmly on the gas, Dart continued to grind Kempen down as she moved ahead to a 5-2 lead in the third set, before wrapping up the victory on her first match point to book her place in the second round where she will face first seed Tatjana Maria.
Both Brits took time to settle into the match with three consecutive breaks of serve kicking off the opening set – but it was the 2022 Lexus Surbiton Trophy semi-finalist Burrage who found her feet first to find the crucial break that would eventually see her take the opening set.
However, the second saw the momentum shift in the direction Miyazaki, who fought hard to claw her way back into the all-British contest. Injecting pace and power behind her groundstrokes, the world No.209 soon found the double break before sprinkling in a forehand slice that Burrage returned into the net.
With the scoreboard levelled at one set apiece, it was Miyazaki who found a late break through in the deciding set to defeat the British No.2 for only the second time in her career and book another all-British clash with Eden Silva in the second round.
Lumsden lost a close 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 battle to France's Oceane Dodin, while Bains went out in a 6-3, 6-4 defeat to Yanina Wickmayer and Webley-Smith lost 6-3, 6-0 to Elizabeth Mandlik.
Top seed Dan Evans is safely through to the second round of the Lexus Surbiton trophy off the back of a 6-4, 6-4 triumph over James McCabe.
Evans got off to a solid start against the big-serving Australian and showed why he’s the only player to win three ATP Challenger titles on grass since 1999.
The British No.2 dominated the early exchanges and took advantage of McCabe’s seeming discomfort on the grass, breaking in just the third game.
A former champion back in 2019, Evans gave the Australian little to no chance of clawing his way back into the match. Thanks to his impressive serve and volley combination, Evans only dropped six of 46 points on serve through both sets to see himself into the second round.
There he will play Gabriel Diallo, who held off Britain's Liam Broady with two breaks in the final games of both sets to win 6-4, 6-4.
British qualifier Dan Cox narrowly lost to Constant Lestienne 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, with Billy Harris going out in straight sets to Rinky Hijikata.
Meanwhile, Mark Whitehouse was defeated in his opening round clash against Belgian Zizou Bergs 7-6(4), 6-2 and Harry Wendelken lost to Yunchaokete Bu 7-6(2), 7-5.
Bu will play second seed Andy Murray in the second round.
18U Junior Nationals champion Lacy opened the action on Centre Court with an upset win over third seed Madison Brengle 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-1.
Lacy showed her mental toughness to fight back from a break down in the opener, with Brengle serving for the set, to force and eventually win the tie-break.
In a close match which saw over 30 break points between them, would eventually go the distance, but the young Brit saved her best tennis for last. She remained aggressive in the decisive moments and simply outplayed Brengle in every aspect – breaking her four times to clinch the biggest win of her career and first against a top 100 opponent.
Lacy moves on to play USA's Sachia Vickery in the second round.
Boulter got her Lexus Surbiton Trophy campaign off to a lighting start with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Australia's Olivia Gadecki.
Playing at Surbiton for the first time in five years, Boulter proved too strong for Gadecki from the opening points and broke her first three service games to set the tone. Boulter needed just an hour and 10 minutes to close out the win and book a clash with fellow Brit Kartal in the second round.
Kartal kick-strated her grass court season with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over world No.136 Viktoria Hruncakova.
Swan put in a dominant performance in her first round match against Carol Zhao, defeating the Canadian 6-2, 6-0 in just over an hour. Up next, either Maia Lumsden or seventh seed Oceane Dodin.
27-year-old Silva secured an impressive 6-4, 6-4 win over Mexico's Marcela Zacarias - ranked almost 200 places higher than the Brit. Silva will play one of two fellow Brits in the next round - the winner of Jodie Burrage against Lily Miyazaki.
Heather Watson is out of this year's competition, having lost to Australia's Maddison Inglis 2-6, 7-6(3), 7-6(6). Watson had two match points and led by a break twice in the third but couldn't shake off Inglis, who took the match in three hours.
Murray cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 win over former ATP Next Gen champion and Australian Open semi-finalist Hyeon Chung, while Pensiton defeated Jiri Vesely of Czech Republic 6-4, 6-2.
Murray is set to face either Yunchaokete Bu or Harry Wendelken, while Peniston takes on Australia's Jason Kubler.
Following a bright start from the former world No.19, Chung’s recent lack of match play began to show, with a nervy double fault followed by another error, giving the former world No.1 the early break and a 3-1 lead.
Murray showed his experience throughout and looked very comfortable back on the surface that has seen him lift two Grand Slams and win an Olympic gold medal. He dropped just five points on serve to wrap up the opening set and made a quick start in the second.
After breaking in the opening game the match became fairly routine for Murray, who crowned a quality first round performance with a brace of aces to see out the win in an hour and 12 minutes.
Having fallen behind 3-1 in the first set, Peniston raised his game to win 11 of the next 14 games – showing glimpses of the form that saw him reach the quarter-finals of the cinch Championships last year.
On his 2023 grass court season debut, the 27-year-old got the crowd on their feet with an array of winners from every angle on the court – finding the most success off his backhand – and eased to victory in an hour and 27 minutes.
Elsewhere, there were wins for Mark Whitehouse, Dan Cox, Billy Harris and Harry Wendelken to come through qualifying and reach the main draw.