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Just thought that as not every British girl will warrent a unique thread this is a spot and some news may not be exclusive for one player so I figured this may be the place for news like that.

I saw on Britennis that 22 year old Manisha Foster won her first ITF in SES and just into the top 1000 moving up some 300 places :cheer:
 

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Lots of British interest in Surbiton main draw - a mixture of direct entrants, qualifiers, lucky losers and wild cards.

I'm just going to C&P the draw from the tournament thread, as it's the easiest way to see where all the Brits are placed:


(1)Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) v Sanaz Marand (USA)
Jaimee Fourlis (AUS) v Marina Melnikova (RUS)
Martina Caregaro (ITA) v Sherazad Reix (FRA)
(7)Robin Anderson (USA) v (wc)Harriet Dart (GBR)

(3)Lesley Kerkhove (NED) v Maria Sanchez (USA)
Catalina Pella (ARG) v Tereza Mrdeza (CRO)
Storm Sanders (AUS) v Julia Terziyska (BUL)
(8)Elitsa Kostova (BUL) v (Q)Emily Arbuthnott (GBR)

(5)Mayo Hibi (JPN) v (Q)Georgina Axon (GBR)
Katy Dunne (GBR) v Stephanie Foretz (FRA)
(LL)Emma Hurst (GBR) v Alison Bai (AUS)
(4)An-Sophie Mestach (BEL) v (Q)Magdalena Frech (POL)

(6)Ons Jabeur (TUN) v (SR)Melanie Oudin (USA)
(Q)Alexandra Stevenson (USA) v (wc)Emily Appleton (GBR)
(wc)Gabriella Taylor (GBR) v Renata Zarazua (MEX)
(2)Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) v (wc)Samantha Murray (GBR)
 

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The three Brits at the bottom of the draw won, so Emily Appleton will play Mel Oudin, and Gabi and Sam will play each other.

The other Brits lost.

Doubles draw (and some results)


(1)Mestach/Sanchez (BEL/USA) v BYE
Hepburn/Phillips (GBR/GBR) d. Ghodrati/Harrington (GBR/GBR) 61 06 10-6
(4)Anderson/Bai (USA/AUS) v Miyazaki/Weymouth (JPN/GBR)
Murray/Taylor (GBR/GBR) v Caregaro/Mrdeza (ITA/CRO)

Marand/Oudin (USA/USA) d. Eklund/Stevenson (FIN/USA) 63 64
(3)Pella/Reix (ARG/FRA) d. Pitak/Pitak (GBR/GBR) 61 62
Grey/Terziyska (GBR/BUL) v Dart/Dunne (GBR/GBR)
(2)Kostova/Zarazua (BUL/MEX) v Appleton/Arbuthnott (GBR/GBR)
 

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Anyone know much abut Suzy Larkin? Made a couple of QF lately in Antalya! No real junior career and hasnt played since 2007
 

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Ructions over the team selection for the Sussex Winter Cup team 5 years ago.

IIRC, she was quite a big fish in the small pool of Sussex junior tennis back in the day, but a quick google search I did just now failed to find any local news articles. You'll be able to find her linkedin profile, though, which shows she graduated last year, and has been coaching tennis all the while.
 

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Hepburn/Phillips and Dart/Dunne reached the doubles quarters at Surbiton. Appleton/Arbuthnott lost in the semis. Murray lost to Oudin in the singles. All Brit interest snuffed out.
 

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Eastbourne QWCs for Robson, Burrage, Christie and Dunne:

(1)Puig v (wc)Christie
Linette v (16)Allertova

(4)Brengle v (wc)Dunne
(wc)Robson v (9)McHale

(7)Lepchenko v Cirstea
(wc)Burrage v (14)Zheng

Tough draw. All unseeded players face seeds in R1, and the lowest seed is Allertova, ranked 80. Top seed Puig is ranked 43.

None of our WC girls are ranked above 280, so that's a massive gulf in quality.
 

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Just noticed that Dominique Covington is seeded in 10K qualifying this week, which must mean she earned her first WTA ranking last Monday.

EDIT: and in her first match as a ranked player, she got double-bagelled by her unranked opponent.
 

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Suzy Larkin has beaten the 5th seed at Antalya 10K (her opponent retired at the beginning of the second set), and so will enter the rankings after Wimbledon. Astonishing.
 

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Battle of the British Lauras at Lisbon 10K R1 right now. Sainsbury has just come back from 2-4 down final set to level up against Deigman. 8 more points and she earns a WTA ranking.
 

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Sainsbury d. Deigman 2-6 6-4 6-4 and if my calculations are correct will enter the WTA rankings in 12 days' time. Assuming she loses tomorrow, it won't be like Larkin's new ranking, she'll be right at the bottom of the heap in the thousands, but a ranking nonetheless.
 
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