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Luke Johnson & Marcus Willis continue title-winning form as 15-year-old Mika Stojsavljevic wins first trophy

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Catch up on the latest news and results from the British tennis stars on tour after another week filled with titles and milestones.

Johnson & Willis crowned champions on ATP Challenger Tour

Luke Johnson’s impressive start to the season in Rome last week as he and Tunisian partner Skander Mansouri bagged their third ATP Challenger trophy of the year so far.

Johnson and Mansouri defeated Lorenzo Rottoli and Samuel Ruggeri 6-2, 6-4 in the final to lift their eighth title together as a team.

The win caps off a strong month for the British doubles star, having also reached the final in Acapulco last week following two Challenger semi-finals.

Joining them in the ATP Challenger winners circle last week was 33-year-old Marcus Willis and American partner Christian Harrison.

Third seeds Willis and Harrison were crowned champions at the Savannah Challenger after a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Simon Freund and Johannes Ingildsen in the final.

Willis has now won four doubles titles this season, including three Challengers, and is currently at a career-high ranking at world No.126.

David Stevenson reached his second Challenger final in as many weeks at the Concepcion Challenger with Patrick Harper – but the British, Australian duo lost to Seita Watanabe and Yuzuki Takeru 6-4, 7-6(6).

Appleton extends winning run

Emily Appleton made it back-to-back titles on the ITF World Tennis Tour last week as she and Quinn Gleason won the W75 Charlottesville.

Appleton and Gleason lost just one set all week before closing out the title with a 7-6(5), 6-1 victory over Maria Kononova and Maria Kozyreva in the final.

Appleton has now claimed three titles at W75 level this season – the highest level of tournament she’s won in her career.  

The 24-year-old is now at a career-high ranking of world No.130.

Brits dominate in Nottingham

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On home soil, there were British winners in the women’s singles, men’s singles and men’s doubles at the Lexus GB Pro-Series Nottingham.

Starting at the W35 Nottingham, it was a breakthrough week for 15-year-old Mika Stojsavljevic who won her first professional singles title.

An impressive week for the young Brit – who is supported by our National Academy in Loughborough – came through a tough final against France’s Julie Belgraver 7-6(7), 6-3 to seal her maiden title.

On the men’s side, Paul Jubb won his first title of the season, defeating fellow Brit Charles Broom in the final 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. This is Jubb’s best win since his first ATP Challenger in Santa Cruz back in 2022.

However, Broom managed to clinch his title in the men’s doubles alongside Dan Little as they beat countrymen James Davis and Matthew Summers 5-7, 7-5, 10-6.

Oosthuizen reaches final in Turkey

Cornelia Oosthuizen produced the most significant performance of the week among Britain’s wheelchair players after reaching her fourth women’s doubles final of the year at the Megasaray Cup in Turkey.

Selected for the Lexus GB World Team Cup Team for the fifth time, Oosthuizen partnered Argentina’s Maria Florencia Moreno to the final as she began the first of three weeks in Antalya.

The second seeds beat Jinte Bos of the Netherlands and South Africa’s Mariska Venter 6-2, 6-3 to win their semi-final before losing out to French duo Ksenia Chasteau and Pauline Deroulede 6-0, 6-1, while Oosthuizen progressed to the quarter-finals of the women’s singles before bowing out to second seed Moreno 6-4, 6-0.

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