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Meanwhile, in Elstree: http://www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk/news/13339879.Elstree_schoolgirl_sits_exams_and_plays_in_Junior_French_Open___on_same_day/

On the morning of her first round match, she sat her maths AS level at a nearby British school and went on to sit her chemistry AS level after her second round match.

The Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls pupil, who is also studying economics, added: "I tried to think about both separately. When I had an exam I had to switch my focus over to that.

"It was very difficult. "When I was playing a match, knowing I had an exam later might have been a bit off putting, but I've learnt to cope with tennis and school for a while now.

"I'm happy with how the exams and tournament went."
Also, with the MoCoTro ((c) Judy Murray) coming up at Eastbourne this week
Emily has just been selected for Judy Murray's GB team at the Maureen Connolly Trophy next week.
 

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She won the G1 doubles title this week in Canada with longtime doubles partner and friend Emilie Francati. :)

Emily has become almost a bit of a doubles specialist on the ITF junior tour having won 3 G1 titles, the European Junior Championship B1 title, a SF at the GA Aus Open as well as finishing runner up at a GA, 2 G1s and 3 G2s. :eek: :)

Her draw for singles at the USO MD:
(16)Katharina Hobgarski (GER) v (SE)Karman Kaur Thandi (IND)
Evgeniya Levashova (RUS) v (Q)Carson Branstine (USA)
Emily Arbuthnott (GBR) v Ingrid Neel (USA)
(2)Dalma Galfi (HUN) v (wc)Alexandra Sanford (USA)

Looks really tough, I'm not expecting her to win tbh.
 

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Pushing forward, Emily convincingly beat the Australian Open champion(*) 6-4 3-6 7-6(7) at Sharm 10K today to reach the SF.

(*) junior
 

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Emily won the doubles with Lisa Whybourn last week, and this week does the double, beating Lisa 3-6 6-1 7-6(3) to take her first pro singles title at the Sharm 10K.

She has a main draw wild card for Loughborough 15K next week.
 

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So I assume she's still at school and unlikely to make a decision about concentrating on senior tennis full-time until after her A-levels?
 

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The original benefactor whose bequest founded the schools, according to wiki:

"Following a bequest of approximately £20,000 made by the merchant Robert Aske to the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers on his death in 1689, an almshouse for twenty poor members of the Haberdashers' Company was established in 1690 just outside the City of London at Hoxton. Designed by Robert Hooke, the almshouse comprised a Chapel and, at its centre, the school, which provided education for 20 sons of poor Freemen between the ages of nine and fifteen. "
 
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