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Olivia Nicholls seals back-to-back doubles titles in the US; Mimi Xu clinches first pro trophy


Get the latest highlights and title updates from the British tennis stars competing in the WTA, ATP and ITF Tours across the world as Olivia Nicholls won her third trophy of the season.

Nicholls & Gadecki crowned champions in Charleston

British doubles star Nicholls continued her strong start to the 2024 season by lifting the WTA 125 title in Charleston alongside Australia’s Olivia Gadecki.

Just two weeks after the duo won the ATX Open title, Nicholls and Gadecki combined again to defeat Sara Errani and Tereza Mihalikova in the final 6-2, 6-1.

The pair are now on an eight-match winning streak, in which they have only dropped one set.

Nicholls – currently ranked at world No.78 – has won three titles so far this season at the W75 Porto, ATX Open and Charleston Challenger.

Hussey, Whitehouse & Xu seal ITF titles

There was plenty to celebrate for the Brits on the ITF Tour this week as Giles Hussey, Mark Whitehouse and Mimi Xu all brought home titles.

Hussey was the only Brit to claim a singles trophy this week at the M15 Les Franqueses del Valles.

The 26-year-old cruised through to the final without losing a set, before coming back to beat Adria Soriani Barrera 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 to clinch the title.

This is Hussey’s first singles title of the season and comes just a week after he bagged the doubles crown at the M15 Torello.

Whitehouse captured his 11th career ITF doubles title this weekend at the M25 Trimbach with Germany’s Niklas Schell.

The duo defeated German pairing Mats Rosenkranz and Tom Schonenberg 6-4, 6-4 in the final to wrap up their first title together.


16-year-old Xu won her first professional title last week in the doubles event at the W15 Monastir in Tunisia.

Xu – who is supported by our Pro Scholarship Programme – joined forces with Slovakia’s Radka Zelnickova to tick off a big milestone in her young career.

Xu and Zelnickova beat Gina Fiestal and Amelia Waligora 6-1, 6-2 in the semi-final before staging an impressive comeback in the final to defeat Elena Milovanovic and Tamira Paszek 2-6, 6-2, 10-6.

Elsewhere, it was a strong week for Jay Clarke, who narrowly lost out in the final of the M15 Rovinj to Matej Dodig 7-6(4), 6-4.

Equally, Britain’s Emile Hudd and Australia’s Partrick Harper were beaten in the final at the M25 Bakersfield by August Holmgren and Nathan Ponwith 6-1, 7-6(4).

Great Britain qualify for World Team Cup World Group


The Lexus GB World Team Cup quad team booked their spot alongside the British men’s, women’s and juniors team at the World Team Cup World Group having come through European Qualification.

The British team – led by Andy Lapthorne, Greg Slade, Oliver Cox and Gary Cox – won four ties without dropping a single rubber, ending with a 2-0 victory against Germany in Sunday’s final.

Seven-time champion Lapthorne defeated Maximillian Laudan 6-0, 6-0 to seal qualification for Great Britain after Slade ousted Marcus Laudan 6-0, 6-2 in the final.


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