British Tennis Round-up: US Open titles for Jordanne Whiley and Gordon Reid
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Jordanne Whiley made history at the US Open on Sunday after becoming the first British woman to win a wheelchair tennis Grand Slam singles title.
Gordon Reid added to the British success as he claimed his second Grand Slam doubles title with French partner Stephane Houdet on a thrilling last day of competition for the Brits.
British No. 1 Whiley, playing in her first women’s singles Grand Slam final, beat defending champion and her doubles partner Yui Kamiji of Japan 6-4, 0-6, 6-1 and said afterwards: “It really hasn't sunk in that I've done it!”
Top seeds Reid and Houdet extended their unbeaten sequence as a partnership to 19 matches with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over the all-French duo of Michael Jeremiasz and Nicolas Peifer in the men’s doubles final.
Jamie Murray became the first ever British player to contest back-to-back Grand Slam men’s doubles finals when he took to the court in the final in New York with John Peers.
The Wimbledon finalists excellent two weeks, resulting in Murray being the first Brit to reach the final since 1972, ended with defeat to French duo Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-4 on the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Ken and Neal Skupski came through the field at the Trophee des Alpilles in St Remy to win their second ATP Challenger title of the year together.
The brothers didn’t lose a set all week and defeated No.2 seeds Andrej Martin & Igor Zelenay 6-4, 6-1 in the final.
No.1 seed Dan Evans won his fourth ITF Pro-Circuit Futures title of 2015 at the Aegon GB Pro-Series Nottingham.
Wildcard Evans reached the final without losing a set before fighting back to defeat Dan Cox after nearly two hours of play 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-1.
Evans said: “This should get me back inside the top 300, with my short term goal to break back inside the top 250.”
The men’s doubles final saw Joshua Ward-Hibbert partner Lloyd Glasspool to their maiden men’s doubles title together with a 64 36 [10-7], defeat of Cox & David Rice.
Harriet Dart teamed up with French player Manon Arcangioli in the doubles at the
$15,000 Petange and reached the final before suffering a 6-2, 6-3 defeat to Michaela Boev and Hristina Dishkova.
Fran Stephenson lost a tight battle in the doubles final of the $10,000 Tiberias with Ana Veselinovic with the duo going down 6-4, 7-6(5) to No.1 seeds Katharina Hering and Naomi Totka.
Jay Clarke continued his good form to claim the Smash International Junior Championships in Cairo. Clarke was the No.2 seed and came through four matches before overcoming Kenneth Raisma 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 in the final.
Jack Molley had a busy week at the Herodotou Tennis Academy ITF U18 in Larnaca. Molley teamed up with Ben Draper to clinch the doubles 2-6, 7-5 (10-2) as well as lining up in the singles final against Costantinos Christoforou with the Cypriot prevailing a 6-4, 7-6(4) winner.
Tanysha Dissanayake reached the doubles final with Daniella Medvedeva at the Sánchez- Casal Youth Cup but lost out 7-5, 0-6, (10-12) to Ekaterina Makarova and Anastasia Tikhonova.