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Henry Patten wins ATP title in Lyon; Fran Jones, Charles Broom & Ben Jones lift career-best trophies


Get the latest from the British tennis stars competing across the world in the ATP, WTA and ITF Tours as four Brits claimed titles this week.

Patten & Heliovaara champions at Lyon Open

Henry Patten and Finnish partner Harri Heliovaara captured their second ATP title of the season at the Lyon Open over the weekend as the duo completed their preparations for Roland Garros.

Patten and Heliovaara – who have made five ATP Tour and ATP Challenger Tour finals since joining forces in April – defeated India’s Yuki Bhambri and France’s Albano Olivetti 3-6, 7-6(4), 10-8 to seal the title in Lyon.

En route to the final, Patten and Heliovaara also beat third seeds Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen, as well as second seeds Maximo Gonzalez and Andres Molteni in straight sets.

Patten is the second British player to win the title after four-time Grand Slam champions Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram claimed the trophy in 2023.

This marks the 28-year-old Brit’s 22nd pro-level doubles title and has seen Patten rise to a career-high world No.49 in the ATP doubles rankings.

Elsewhere, Lloyd Glasspool and Jean-Julien Rojer also reached the final of the Geneva Open – finishing runners-up to Marcelo Arevalo and Mate Pavic 7-6(2), 7-5 in an hour and 45 minutes.

This was their second final of the season after winning the Brisbane International title in January.

Broom & Jones make their mark on Challenger Tour

Charles Broom and Ben Jones became the latest British doubles stars to win on the ATP Challenger Tour in Kachreti, Georgia.

The top seeds beat Evgeny Karlovskiy and Evgenii Tiurnev 3-6, 6-1, 10-8 in the final to clinch their first Challenger titles of their careers.

For Broom, this was his second title in two weeks in Kachreti having also won the M25 doubles event with fellow Brit Hamish Stewart.

Jones clinches silverware in Italy

Fran Jones lifted the biggest singles title of her career at the W75 Grado in Italy last week.

Having come from a set down to beat fellow Briton Eden Silva in the opening round, Jones cruised her way to the final without dropping a set, where she faced Liechtenstein’s Kathinka von Deichmann.

Jones – who was recently called up for the Lexus GB Billie Jean King Cup team – produced her best performance in the final, defeating Von Deichmann 6-1, 7-5.

This is Jones’s seventh ITF singles title, with all seven coming on clay.

In the doubles event, British stars Emily Appleton and Ali Collins also made the semi-finals with their respective partners Amina Anshba and Maria Paulina Perez-Garcia.

McDonald captures first singles title

18-year-old Ella McDonald won her first professional singles title this weekend at the W15 Monastir in Tunisia.

McDonald – who is supported by our Pro Scholarship Programme – came through qualifying to lift the trophy without losing a set. The young Brit completed an impressive week with a 6-4, 6-2 victory against Daria Khomutsianskaya.

McDonald has now won five ITF trophies this season – including four doubles titles as well.

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