Jodie Burrage lifts Transylvania Open doubles title as Brits clinch seven trophies
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Another week and the titles just keep on coming for Britain’s tennis stars on the ATP, WTA and ITF tours – catch up with all the latest from the last seven days.
Burrage wins biggest doubles title as Murray & Cash reach finals
Jodie Burrage’s season keeps going from strength-to-strength, as the 24-year-old wrapped up the biggest doubles title of her career last week at the Transylvania Open.
Burrage teamed up with Switzerland’s Jil Teichman at the WTA 250 event to win her second doubles trophy in the last two months.
The British Swiss duo had to come through two close match tie-breaks en route to the final but closed out the title in stunning fashion, thanks to a 6-1, 6-4 victory against Leolia Jeanjean and Valeriya Strakhova.
Burrage will be aiming to take her strong form into the Billie Jean King Cup in a couple of weeks’ time, where she could be set to make her debut for the Lexus GB team.
In their seventh final of the season, Murray and Michael Venus lost to Rinky Hijikata and Max Purcell 6-4, 6-1 as the Australian duo took the title in Tokyo.
Now at world No.18, Murray is at his highest ranking since August 2022.
Over in Sweden – Cash joined forces with India’s Yuki Bhambri for the first time for a strong run at the ATP 250 event.
Cash and Bhambri came from a set down to win the semi-final in a match tie-break, but in the final, they were defeated by Andrey Golubev and Denys Molchanov 7-6(8), 6-2.
Banks makes statement in Shrewsbury; Dart lifts 17th doubles title
The Budgen W100 Shrewsbury saw more British success – with representation in both the singles and doubles final at the UK’s largest indoor tennis event.
21-year-old wild card Amarni Banks had a breakthrough week in the singles, beating the likes of Harriet Dart and second seed Oceane Dodin en route to her first W100 final. However, the experience of top seed Viktorija Golubi shone through as she took the title with a 6-0, 6-0 win.
In the doubles however, Dart and Australia’s Olivia Gadecki made good on their top seed status, lifting the title with a dominant 6-0, 6-2 win against Elena Malygina and Barbora Palicova.
It marks Dart’s 17th career doubles title and second at Shrewsbury as she now looks ahead to the Billie Jean King Cup.
Fearnley stars in Edgbaston
Staying in the UK, the Brits brought home the titles at the M25 Edgbaston last week – with Jacob Fearnley winning both the singles and doubles trophies.
Fearnley dropped just one set in the singles through five matches, closing out his first M25 title with a comprehensive 6-3, 6-1 win over former world No.14 Kyle Edmund in the final.
The 22-year-old also teamed up with fellow Brit Connor Thomson to win a nail-biting final against Charles Broom and David Stevenson 7-6(2), 6-7(5), 10-7.
This is Thomson’s first career title, while Fearnley adds to his Rothesay Open Nottingham crown he won back in the summer.
Gill extends unbeaten run; doubles titles for Clarke & Monday
Felix Gill is finding his form on the clay at the moment, winning his second title in as many weeks at the M25 Santa Margherita di Pula.
Gill – who has now won 17 of his last 19 matches – closed out another title-winning weeks with a 6-2, 6-4 victory against Spain’s Oriol Roca Batalla in the final.
There were also doubles titles for Britain’s Jay Clarke and Johannus Monday last week.
Clarke’s journey back from injury saw him win his second career doubles trophy alongside Ukraine’s Volodymyr Uzhylovskyi at the M15 Sharm El Sheikh – beating Jiri Barnat and Jan Hrazdil in the final 7-5, 7-5.
Meanwhile, Monday added a fifth title on the season at the M15 Las Vegas with Angel Diaz Jalil.
Monday and Jalil knocked out top seeds Mark Whitehouse and Colin Markes in the semi-finals before sealing the title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Andres Andrade and William Grant.