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Moore becomes new women’s doubles British No.1

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Tara Moore has become the new women’s doubles British No.1 for the first time in her career after rising to a new career-high ranking of World No.104 this week.

The British star has climbed 11 places in the latest WTA rankings after a semi-final appearance at the WTA 250 event in Guadalajara.

Moore moves ahead of friend and former Billie Jean King Cup teammate Heather Watson, who reached World No.39 back in 2019.

Commenting on her new British ranking, Moore said “It’s been a goal of mine for a while and I hope to keep pushing forward towards the Top 50. It’s great to see British women moving upwards in doubles and singles this week!”

The 29-year-old – alongside her regular doubles partner Emina Bektas – has enjoyed a strong spell of form recently, coming off the back of her 17th ITF doubles title at the W60+H Traralgon back in January. Her bright start to the year has also seen her reach the final at the W60 Rome and semi-final in Mexico.

Earlier this month, Moore also competed in ITF singles events in Edgbaston and Glasgow, as part of our enhanced LTA Performance Competitions Calendar – offering more playing opportunities for British players of all ages.

Last year, Moore caught the attention of British fans after a semi-final appearance in Prague, reaching the singles quarter-final at the Rothesay Open Nottingham and also progressing to the third round of the Wimbledon mixed doubles with rising star, Arthur Fery.

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