British Tennis Round-up: Titles across the globe for Dunne, Arbuthnott, Corrie & Harris | Tennis in Britain

British Tennis Round-up: Titles across the globe for Dunne, Arbuthnott, Corrie & Harris

11/09/2017

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Katy Dunne in action at Aegon Classic Birmingham 2017 qualifying

United States

The final weekend of the US Open welcomed a hat-trick of trophies for the Brits as Jamie Murray and Swiss star Martina Hingis, Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid, and Andy Lapthorne and America's David Wagner won their respective doubles finals. Find out how the action played out with our report of Saturday's finals

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Alfie Hewett also reached the final of the men's wheelchair singles, while Andy Lapthorne reached the same stage of the men's quads. Despite pushing their opponents to three-setters, both Brits finished runners-up of the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year. Catch up on Sunday's singles finals with the Tennis Foundation. 

Japan

Katy Dunne claimed her first ITF singles title of the year, following a brilliant week at a $15K tournament in Kyoto.

The 22-year-old defeated Japanese fourth seed Haruka Kaji 6-3, 6-4 to book a spot in the final, where she faced Japan’s Michika Ozeki. The British second seed stormed to a one-set lead, but was pushed to a tiebreak in the second, before she sealed a 6-2, 7-6(2) victory to lift her fifth ITF career singles title.

Tunisia

Last week’s Hammamet Open presented an all-British final as Emily Arbuthnott and Francesca Jones prevailed in their respective semi-finals. 19-year-old Arbuthnott sailed past France’s Mylene Halemai 6-0, 6-1 to reach the final two, while 16-year-old Jones overcame Mariana Drazic of Croatia 6-4, 6-4.

In Sunday’s final, Jones struck first to take the opening set, but Arbuthnott battled back to claim a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory. The result gives the Brit her first ITF singles title of the year and second of her career.  

France

Edward Corrie was on fantastic form at a $25K Futures tournament in Bagneres de Bigorre, finishing runner-up of the singles and winning the doubles with Danish partner Frederik Nielsen.

Corrie and Nielsen sealed their place in the doubles final with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over American second seeds Nathaniel Lammons and Alex Lawson, and it was déjà vu in the final when they defeated third seeds Niels Lootsma of the Netherlands and Russia’s Denis Matsukevitch 6-3, 6-2. The trophy marks an impressive 25th doubles Futures title for Corrie and is his second of 2017.

In the singles, the Brit won 6-2, 6-4 against France’s Geoffrey Blancaneaux in the semi-finals, but missed out on the title following a tight 7-5, 2-6, 7-6(4) loss to inspired French wildcard Ugo Humbert.

Belgium

Billy Harris also enjoyed doubles success while playing at a $15K Futures tournament in Middelkerke, claiming his third career doubles title. The 22-year-old teamed up with Patrik Niklas-Salminen of Finland and ousted American top seeds Hunter and Yates Johnson 6-4, 7-6(8) to make the final.

The pair faced Dutch duo Michiel De Krom and Stephan Fransen for the title and secured a gruelling 6-7(7), 7-5, [10-3] victory.

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