Jamie Murray seals career-best fourth title of the season in China
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Catch up on the latest from the British tennis stars as Jamie Murray and Liam Broady reached new milestones in their careers.
Murray and Venus triumph at Zhuhai
Jamie Murray and his partner Michael Venus were crowned champions at the Zhuhai Championships this week – adding a fourth title to their impressive tally this season.
This is the first time in Murray’s career that he’s won four ATP trophies in a single season – adding to titles in Dallas, Banja Luka and Geneva. It marks Murray's 30th ATP title of his career.
The second seeds knocked out American duo Seb Korda and Mackenzie McDonald 6-3, 6-7(4), 10-2 in a close semi-final to set up a final against third seeds Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow.
Murray and Venus saved all 13 break points faced in the final as they rounded off a 6-4, 6-4 win over the American duo.
The pair are now set to head for Astana where they will be the top seeds in the men’s doubles draw.
Meanwhile, Emily Appleton made the doubles semi-final at the Parma Ladies Open with Amina Anshba.
Broady and Peniston shine on ATP Challenger Tour
British No.4 Liam Broady made his third ATP Challenger final of the season in Saint-Tropez, where he eventually finished runner-up to France’s Constant Lestienne 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Having reached the semi-finals or better at four of his last five Challenger events since his third round appearance at Wimbledon, Broady is set to break into the top 100 for the first time in his career.
Meanwhile, Ryan Peniston is set to re-enter the top 200 after semi-final run at the Columbus Challenger last week.
Peniston defeated Bernard Tomic, Tennys Sandgren and Vasek Pospisil before losing out to American Denis Kudla in the final four.
However, Giles Hussey continued his winning run on the ITF Tour last week, lifting the M15 title in Danderyd.
Hussey claimed his second consecutive title and third of his career thanks to a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Germany’s Mats Rosenkranz in the final.
Bishop lifts doubles title in Poland
19-year-old Ruby Bishop won back-to-back women’s wheelchair doubles titles at the Plock Open last week – joining forces with France’s Zoe Maras to seal her sixth ITF Futures doubles title of the year so far.
Bishop and Maras won a tight final against fellow Brit Ellie Robertson and her partner Louise Charlotte Willerslev-Olsen 3-6, 6-2, 10-6.
Bishop also featured in the women’s singles final but was forced to retire against doubles partner Maras.
On the men’s side, Andrew Penney finished the week as the runner-up in the singles and doubles events. Having lost to Kamil Fabiask and Piotr Jaroszewski in straight sets in the doubles final, the young Brit was narrowly defeated again by Fabiask 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the singles.