Budgen W100 Shrewsbury: Results & updates
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Get all the latest results and updates from the UK's biggest indoor tennis event of the season - the Budgen W100 Shrewsbury - from 15-22 October.
- Top seed Viktorija Golubic defeats Britain's Amarni Banks to lift title
- Harriet Dart and Olivia Gadecki crowned doubles champions
- Fran Jones forced to retire against Viktorija Golubic in the quarter-finals
- Hannah Klugman lost to Oceane Dodin 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
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Day seven: Golubic seals singles title; Dart & Gadecki take doubles crown
Top seed Viktorija Golubic is the new Budgen W100 Shrewsbury champion after beating 21-year-old British star Amarni Banks 6-0, 6-0 in Sunday's final.
Golubic needed just one hour to seal the 16th professional title of her career - capping off an impressive week that has also seen her beat Isabelle Lacy, Fran Jones and Suzan Lamens.
Banks leaves Shrewsbury having made her first W100 final and claiming career-best wins over Harriet Dart and the second seed Oceane Dodin.
Dart however, was successful in lifting the doubles trophy on Sunday afternoon alongside Australia's Olivia Gadecki.
The top seeds pulled off an impressive performance to beat Elena Malygina and and Barbora Palicova 6-0, 6-2 in the final.
The win marks Dart's 17th doubles title and the second biggest trophy in the British star's career.
21-year-old British star Amarni Banks is set to take on Viktorija Golubic in Sunday’s singles final at the Budgen W100 Shrewsbury after knocking out second seed Oceane Dodin 7-6(8), 6-4 in the semi-finals.
The world No.432 backed up her wins over Harriet Dart and eighth seed Simona Waltert with the biggest win of her career over the French star.
Banks raised her game once again in front of the home crowd saving three set points before clinching a tight opening set tie-break and needed just one break at the start of the second to move just one win away from winning the title.
Earlier in the day, top seed Golubic booked her place in the final having held off a comeback from Suzan Lamens to win 7-5, 5-7, 7-5.
Great Britain will also have representation in the doubles final as Dart, who alongside Olivia Gadecki, beat Madeline Brooks and Holly Hutchinson 6-0, 6-3 in the semis.
Dart will be aiming for the second biggest doubles title of her career against fourth seeds Elena Malygina and Narbora Palicova.
Amarni Banks has reached the final four in Shrewsbury following an impressive comeback win over Switzerland's Simona Waltert. However, Hannah Klugman and Fran Jones’ brilliant runs at the Budgen W100 Shrewsbury came to an end in Friday’s quarter-finals.
21-year-old Banks is through to her first W100 level semi-final after knocking out eighth seed Waltert 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Banks – who knocked out British No.3 Harriet Dart for the biggest win of her career yesterday – had to produce a stunning comeback to book a semi-final clash with France's Oceane Dodin.
The young Brit found herself a set and a break down against the Swiss star, but from 2-1 down in the second set, she only lost three games the rest of the way. A strong, aggressive display from Banks at the start of the deciding set gave her an unassailable two break advantage as she rounded off another huge result in two hours.
British teenage star, Klugman, put up an excellent fight against second seed Dodin, but eventually lost 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
The young Brit showed huge courage and determination to wrestle her way back to 1-1 against the world No.115 having lost the opener from 5-1 up, but Dodin’s experience eventually told in a tight finale. Playing from behind from the beginning of the deciding set, Klugman did well to stay in contention, but some smart returning from the French star helped Dodin secure an all-important double break as she pushed on to the semi-finals.
Klugman leaves Shrewsbury having not only become the youngest player to reach a W100 main draw, but going on to make the quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, Jones exited the Budgen W100 Shrewsbury in the quarter-finals against world No.87 Viktorija Golubic having been forced to retire 4-3 down in the first set with a shoulder injury.
In her first tournament back since the Roland Garros qualifiers earlier this year - Jones picked up two strong wins to start her campaign in Shrewsbury and had led by a break in the quarters as well. However, there were early signs of discomfort in the Brit's right shoulder and in the end it proved too much for her to continue.
Top seed Golubic moves on to play Suzan Lamens in the semi-finals.
Hannah Klugman, Amarni Banks and Fran Jones are set to lead the British charge in the Budgen W100 Shrewsbury quarter-finals thanks to standout second round wins.
Klugman's dream run at her first W100 event is set to continue into the final eight after the teenager defeated sixth seed Lily Miyazaki 7-6(7), 4-6, 6-2.
Banks pulled off one of the upsets of the tournament so far in knocking out fellow Brit and fourth seed Harriet Dart 7-6(3), 6-4 to claim the biggest win of her career so far.
Jones on the other hand came from a set down to defeat Estonian Elena Malygina 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(3).
Klugman became the youngest player to qualify for a W100 event earlier this week and is now set to face second seed Oceane Dodin in the quarters.
The Surrey-native showed composure beyond her years to break the world No.163 twice in a decisive final set, whilst saving seven of her own across three separate service games to put a seal on the best tour-level win.
21-year-old Banks overturned three breaks and saved four set points to edge a close first set tie-break before getting out to an early 3-1 lead in the second. Dart looked to be wrestling her way back into the match after rescuing her service game from 0-40, but Banks refused to surrender her lead and managed to see out an impressive victory in just under two hours.
Banks moves on to her first W100 quarter-final, where she’ll take on eighth seed Simona Waltert.
Later in the day, Jones rallied back from a set down to take the second in just 30 minutes to level the score. The Brit looked set to ease out the match having raced out to a 4-0 lead and then serving at 5-4 up, but Malygina kept fighting back. In the end, Jones had to stave off three match points and 6-5 down before sealing the match in the deciding tie-break.
The 23-year-old let out a huge roar in celebration as she booked a match up with world No.87 Viktorija Golubic in the next round.
However, Britain's Katie Swan is out of the Budgen W100 Shrewsbury having lost to Dutch star Suzan Lamens 7-5, 6-2 in the second round.
In the doubles, second seeds Emily Appleton and Isabelle Haverlag beat Kathleen Kanev and Aneta Laboutkova 7-6(3) to reach the semi-finals, where they will be joined by Madelaine Brooks and Holly Hutchinson. Brooks and Hutchinson will face top seeds Dart and Olivia Godecki who rallied back to beat Suzan Lamens and Marina Melnikova 2-6, 7-5, 10-8.
Harriet Dart opened up the British action with a win on day three, while Isabelle Lacy, Armani Banks and Katy Dunne are all set to compete this afternoon.
British No.3 Dart got her Shrewsbury campaign off to a perfect start with a 6-2, 6-0 win against French qualifier Nahia Berecoechea. The 27-year-old hunted down the double break to take the opening set before making a clean sweep in the second to punch her ticket to the next round in one hour.
Meanwhile, in a hard-fought battle of the Brits lasting over two hours, it was Banks who came out on top against compatriot Dunne, 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-4.
However, it wasn't meant to be for wild card Lacy, who was tasked with a tough challenge against top seed Viktorija Golubic - where she eventually lost out 6-4, 6-1.
The doubles draw saw Emily Appleton and the Netherlands' Isabelle Haverlag defeat Kajsa Rinaldo Persson and Angelina Wirges 6-2, 7-6(3) to advance to the next round, with all-British duo Orla Cooper and Alisha Reayer joining them after receiving a walkover. However, it was the end of the road for Eliz Maloney and Andre Lukosiute who narrowly lost out to Elena Malygina and Barbora Palicova, 4-6, 6-3, 10-5.
Swan got off to a convincing start after dispatching fifth seed Dalma Galfi 6-2, 6-2 in an hour and one minute, before 2022 quarter-finalist Miyazaki defeated fellow Brit Emily Appleton 6-3, 6-2 to book her spot in the second round.
Jones then went on to secure a tight opening set over Emma Lene, before the French qualifier was forced to retire in the second set due to injury - handing the Brit a 7-6(5), 4-3 victory, before 14-year-old Hannah Klugman capped off an impressive day for the Brits with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Gina Feistel, after becoming the youngest player in history to qualify for the main draw at a W100.
However, it wasn't mean to be for Anna Brogan, who fell short against Marina Melnikova 5-3, 6-4.
Meanwhile in the doubles draw, wildcard duo Armani Banks & Sam Murray Sharan took down Slovakia's Katarina Stresnakova & Britain's Emily Webley-Smith 6-4, 6-0, while Madeleine Brookes & Holly Hutchinson and Harriet Dart & Olivia Gadecki also reached the second round.