British Tennis Round-up: Edmund enjoys more milestones in Madrid

14/05/2018

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Kyle Edmund in Madrid

Spain

Kyle Edmund had a week to remember at the Mutua Madrid Open as he reached his first ATP World Tour Masters quarter-final. After sailing past Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-0 in the opening round, he captured a sensational 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 victory over 12-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic and went onto defeat eighth seed David Goffin 7-5, 6-3 to reach the final eight.

His impressive run was brought to an end as he narrowly fell 7-5, 6-7(6), 6-4 to Denis Shapovalov, and he now turns his attention to this week’s Italian Open in Rome, where he will look to continue his strong form.

Edmund’s performance moves him into the world’s Top 20 for the first time in his career and he now sits at the world No.19.

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Jamie Murray also enjoyed a solid week in Madrid with doubles partner Bruno Soares, eventually losing a highly competitive quarter-final 4-6, 7(7)-6(4), 7-10 to final champions Bob and Mike Bryan.

Japan

Katie Boulter claimed her fifth ITF Women’s Circuit title at a $60,000 tournament in Fukuoka. After a straight sets semi-final win over Japan’s Momoko Kabori, the 21-year-old showed great grit and determination as she came from a set down in the final to defeat Russia’s Ksenia Lykina 5-7,6-4, 6-2.

There was also doubles delight for Naomi Broady as she teamed up with Asia Muhammad of the United States. A 4-6,7-6(2), [12-10] semi-final victory against Tammi Patterson and Ayaka Okuno set up a final with fellow Brit Tara Moore and her partner Arina Rodionova, where they sailed to a straight sets victory.

China

Harriet Dart partnered Ankita Raina of India to win a $60,000 ITF tournament in Luan. Having defeated Shuo Feng and Jia-Qi Kang 2-6,7-5,[10-5] in the semi-final, the pair then overcame Xu Lin Sun and Qiangian Zhao 6-3, 6-3 to lift the title.

Spain

Katie Swan claimed her sixth ITF singles title with triumph at a $25,000 tournament in Madrid. The 19-year-old made the final without dropping a set and maintained her straight sets record to defeat Spain’s Bolsova Zadoinov 6-2, 6-3.

Trinidad and Tobago

Emily Appleton and her Mexican partner Maria Jose Portillo Ramirez had a successful week winning a $15,000 ITF event in Tacarigua. They faced Kerrie Cartwright and Kariann Pierre- Louis in the final and prevailed 6-4, 6-3.

South Korea

Gordon Reid and Lucy Shuker were in fine form at the Korea Open, winning three titles between them. Reid flawlessly defeated second seed Takashi Sanada  6-0, 6-0 in the final to capture his first title of the year, whilst Shuker battled past Giulia Capocci 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.  

Lucy's singles success came the day after she claimed victory in the doubles with Capocci. The pair beat Ju-Youn Park of Korea and Manami Tanaka of Japan 6-1, 7-6(3) in the final. Find out further details with the Tennis Foundation

Turkey

There was also title triumph for Lauren Jones, who defeated Turkey's Busra Un in the final of the Kemer Turkuaz Open.  Like Shuker, she scooped a second trophy with a win in the doubles final whilst partnered with Un. 

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