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Lily Miyazaki claims W75 Croissy-Beaubourg title as Fran Jones makes biggest final of her career


Get the latest from the British tennis stars competing on the ATP, WTA, ITF and UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis tours as Lily Miyazaki won the joint biggest title of her career.

Miyazaki doubles title haul for the season

28-year-old Lily Miyazaki captured the biggest title of the week, taking home the singles trophy at the W75 Croissy-Beaubourg in France.

Eighth seed Miyazaki defeated fellow Brit Amarni Banks in the semi-final after the 21-year-old was forced to retire, before beating Germany’s Mona Bathel 6-4, 7-5 in the final.

She became the second Brit to win the title in as many years, after Jodie Burrage was crowned champion in 2023.

This is Miyazaki’s second title of the season and the joint best of her career after winning the W75 Andrezieux-Boutheon.

The win sees Miyazaki jump 26 places in the WTA rankings to world No.138. She is one of five British players ranked inside the top 150 in the world.

At the doubles event in France, top seeds Maia Lumsden and Jessika Ponchet finished runners-up to Estelle Cascino and Alexandra Eala after losing 7-5, 7-6(4) in the final.

Jones reaches WTA 125 final

Fran Jones made a brilliant return to form in Mexico – reaching the final of the San Luis Potosi Challenger.

The British No.6 beat four players ranked above her and inside the top 150 to progress to the biggest final of her career.

In the final, she eventually lost to fourth seed and world No.67 Nadia Podoroska 6-1, 6-2.

However, her strong results over the week have catapulted her up 56 places in the rankings to world No.214.

Jones and Podoroska also played together in the doubles draw, where they reached the semi-final.

Three ITF titles in Egypt and Tunisia

Britain’s Giles Hussey bagged his second title of the year at the M15 Sharm ElSheikh – completing a flawless week with a 6-2, 6-4 win over second seed Vadym Ursu in the final.

There were also British doubles champions in Egypt, with George Houghton and Dan Little bringing home the title with a 7-5, 5-7, 10-6 against Alexandr Binda and Evgeny Philippov.

More doubles success followed in Tunisia at the M15 Monastir, where Ewen Lumsden joined forces with Luc Fomba to lift the title. Lumsden and Fomba came from a set down to beat Jordan Chiu and Daniel De Jonge 5-7, 7-6(2), 13-11 in the final.

Elsewhere, Harry Wendelken finished runner-up in the men’s doubles at the M15 Heraklion. Wendelken and Ryuki Matsuda lost to Christos Antonopoulos and Eleftherios Neos 6-4, 6-3 in the final.

Shuker combines with Van Koot for ITF 1 title

British No.1 Lucy Shuker won her biggest doubles title of the season at the Daegu Open in the Korean Republic alongside Dutch star Aniek Van Koot.

Shuker and Van Koot capture the doubles trophy without dropping a set, finishing an impressive week with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Manami Tanaka and Zhenzhen Zhu in the final.

The Briton adds the ITF 1 Series trophy to the Bolton Indoor ITF2 Wheelchair Tennis Tournament and Busan Open titles earlier this season.

Shuker will now partner Zhu for the South Korea Open this week.

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