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Luke Johnson seals consecutive Challenger titles as Sam Murray Sharan bags her biggest trophy


From extending winning runs to career-best titles - here's everything you need to know from the last week of British tennis.

Murray reaches Madrid semis

Jamie Murray enjoyed the best run of any British player at the Mutua Madrid Open last week - making the semi-finals with Michael Venus.

Murray and Venus came through with a comeback win over Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul in the quarter-finals 0-6, 6-4, 10-2.

However, they eventually lost to Seb Korda and Jordan Thompson in the semis 3-6, 6-3, 10-8.

Former world No.1 Murray has made the quarter-final or better in five of six of the last tournaments in Madrid.

Johnson continues winning run

British doubles star Luke Johnson made it back-to-back titles as he and Tunisia’s Skander Mansouri ran out as champions at the Aix en Provence Challenger.

In their third ATP Challenger final in as many weeks, Johnson and Mansouri defeated Diego Hidalgo and Cristian Rodriguez 6-3, 6-3.

This marks their fourth title of the season – adding to their trophies in Nonthaburi, Ottignies and Rome.

The 30-year-old is now up to a career-high ranking at world No.69. He’s one of seven British players ranked inside the ATP top 70.

Also in ATP Challenger action, David Stevenson made his third straight doubles final with Australian Patrick Harper at the Porto Alegre Challenger.

However, they finished runners-up once again, losing to Roberto Cid Suberviand Kaichi Uchida 5-7, 7-6(1), 10-6.

Murray Sharan clinches best title

Sam Murray Sharan won the biggest title of her career at the W100 Wiesbaden alongside Laura Pigossi.

Murray Sharan and Pigossi didn’t drop a set throughout the tournament – closing out with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Himeno Sakatsume and Anita Wagner.

This is the 36-year-old’s second title of the season, adding to her W50 Roehampton crown earlier in the year.

Broom & Kartal star in Nottingham

There were five British champions across all events in the second week of competition at the Lexus GB Pro Series Nottingham.

22-year-old Sonay Kartal won her second W35 title on home soil this season in the women’s singles.

Kartal defeated Japan’s Hikaru Sato 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-4 in a close semi-final, before sealing the title with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Lithuania’s Klaudja Bubelyte.

In the men’s singles, Charles Broom went one further than his runner-up finish last week, after beating 18-year-old Junior Wimbledon champion Henry Searle in the final 6-3, 6-3.

This was Broom’s first singles title of the season and his second at M25 level in his career.

In the women’s doubles rising star Ella McDonald and Britain’s Holly Hutchinson edged a close final against Ali Collins and Lauryn John-Baptiste 7-6(4), 7-6(5).

McDonald has now won three doubles titles this year in Loughborough, Sunderland and Nottingham. For 26-year-old Hutchinson, this is the biggest title of her career.

Finally, Emile Hudd teamed up with Australian Joshua Charlton to lift the M25 doubles trophy with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Japanese duo Masamichi Imamura and Ryuki Matsuda.

Clarke & Parker lift singles titles

Elsewhere on the ITF World Tennis Tour, Jay Clarke added his second singles title of the season at the M25 Santa Margherita di Pula.

Clarke – who has now won eight ITF titles on clay – finished another impressive week with a 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-4 victory over Spain’s Carlos Sanchez Jover in the final.

Stuart Parker closed out his first title in two years after beating Germany’s Max Wiskandt 7-5, 6-2 in the final of the M15 Monastir.

Felix Mischker and Irish partner Michael Agwi completed the set of British champions this week as they defeated Simon Beaupain and Matej Vocel 7-5, 6-7(4), 10-5. This marked Mischker's first title of his career.

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