14 - 18 July 2020

Progress Tour Women’s Championships

National Tennis Centre

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Safety first for Burrage as she prepares for Boulter showdown, Bissett looks to emulate top Brits

  • 17/07/2020

  • News

Jodie Burrage is arguably Britain’s most consistent female tennis player since the return to elite competition began, and she is starting to take that seriously. With three operations to her name already in a young career, the combination of singles, doubles and the Tie Break Tens was just a little too much after three weeks of competition.

She said: With my shoulder and back, I just had to be careful with it. I literally hate pulling out of anything to be honest with you. But my team and I just made that decision.

She will face Katie Boulter once more in the final, who came through some spirited resistance from Freya Christie in her semi-final.

Burrage continued: “It was a really good game [against Boulter] yesterday and I actually really enjoyed it so I just basically want to do the same, try and keep the points on my racquet and get the first hit in. I feel that's what I did well the other day. I made a few errors and she played better on a few of the crucial points as well.

“I'm looking forward to it and again obviously she's feeling tired as well, it's her first tournament back, she's played five matches, so I think we're in a similar position really. Hopefully, it will be high level like it was yesterday.”

Division One teen sensation Amelia Bissett kept up her flawless record and has yet to drop a set as she reached Sunday’s final. A late call up into the field, she has made the most of the opportunity to be around more established Brits and it has been making a difference.

She said: “I think the biggest thing is their composure on the court and how they hold themselves, no matter what the score is. Today I put that into my game well because I needed that a lot in the second set.”

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