Lily Miyazaki beats Heather Watson in W60 Glasgow final as Aidan McHugh wins on home soil
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British players dominated on finals weekend at the Scotstoun Tennis Centre in Glasgow, with Lily Miyazaki winning the ITF World Tennis Tour W60 title after a 5-7 7-6(5) 6-2 win against Heather Watson in a thrilling final.
The win enabled Surrey’s Miyazaki, who trains at the National Tennis Centre, to make a leap of 75 places in the latest WTA rankings to No.215.
British winners were also crowned in the women’s doubles event in Glasgow, with Nottinghamshire’s Freya Christie and Dunblane-born Ali Collins beating the Spanish duo of Irene Burillo Escorihuela and Andrea Garcia 6-4 6-1 in the final.
There was more British success in the ITF World Tennis Tour M25 tournament in Glasgow, with Aidan McHugh winning the final against Poland’s Filip Peliwo 7-6(4), 6-4 to claim the title in front of his hometown fans. McHugh’s second ITF M25 singles title is the biggest win of his career in Scotland and it moves him up 35 places in the latest ATP rankings to No.348.
In the men’s doubles tournament, Wiltshire’s Giles Hussey claimed the title alongside his Israeli partner Daniel Cukierman after a 6-7(3), 6-4, 10-8 win against the British duo of Anton Matusevich and Joshua Paris in the final.
The aim of our enhanced Performance Competitions Calendar is to provide more opportunities for players to compete regularly at a higher level and make progressive ranking gains at the formative stages of their careers.
These tournaments have already paid dividends for British players in the first half of this year. The increased calendar means that there will be over 40 weeks of either international ranking point or prize money earning opportunities in Great Britain this year.
Across these events, we have introduced progression through wild card feed-ups into higher-level competitions and retained the LTA Tournament Bonus Scheme in addition to prize money earned.
The next ITF World Tennis Tour W25 tournament in Britain takes place in Loughborough this week, with Miyazaki on the entry list. Great Britain’s Billie Jean King Cup squad members Harriet Dart, Katie Boulter and Watson all entered for the W100 event at Shrewsbury later this month, which is set to be the biggest women’s indoor tournament in Britain since the 1990s.