Glasspool & Heliovaara reach Dubai final as Silva lifts her 10th doubles title in India
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Catch up on the latest from all the British tennis stars across the world as five players reached doubles finals last week.
Glasspool & Heliovaara make 10th career final
On the ATP Tour, Lloyd Glasspool and Finnish partner Harri Heliovaara reached their 10th final in just two years at the Dubai Duty Free Championships.
The third seeds breezed through the opening rounds in straight sets, including a 6-4, 6-2 victory over top ranked side Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic in the semi-finals.
In the final, they eventually lost out to French, American duo Fabrice Martin and Maxime Cressy 7-6(2), 6-4 to deny them a fourth career title and second of the season.
Skupski and Wesley Koolhof had a strong week themselves in Acapulco, narrowly missing out on a place in the final with a 6-4, 4-6, 10-4 semi-final loss to Alexander Erler and Lucas Miedler.
One half of the breakthrough doubles team on the ATP Tour last season, Julian Cash, teamed up with Germany’s Constantin Frantzen for a final run at the Pau Challenger in France.
Playing together for only the first time, Cash and Constantin edged two match tie-breaks to make the final but couldn’t complete the hat-trick against Dan Added and Albano Olivetti – losing 3-6, 6-1, 10-8.
There was also another semi-final for Luke Johnson and Dutch partner Sem Verbeerk at the Waco Challenger. Johnson and Verbeek were defeated by Evan King and Mitchell Kruger 1-6, 6-2, 14-12 in the final four.
Silva crowned champion in India
There was however a title for Eden Silva on the ITF Tour last week, with the 26-year-old winning the 10th doubles trophy of her career at the W25 Begaluru.
Silva and Dea Herzelas came back from a set down against top seeds Francisca Jorge and Matilde Jorge 3-6, 6-4, 10-7 in the final.
Aidan McHugh and Sofia Johnson joined the list of doubles runners-up last week, both reaching finals in $25k ITF events.
Top seeds McHugh and Jesper De Jong were pipped to the M25 Loule title by Sidane Pontjodikromo and Niels Visker 4-6, 6-2, 10-8, while 18-year-old Johnson missed out on her first career title to Maria Mateas and Clervie Ngounoue 6-4, 2-6, 10-4 in Texas.