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Week 7 - ITF W25 - Glasgow, UK (indoor hard)


A shame we didn't get the all-British final, not sure how Sonay can dish out a breadstick in the first set only to eat a bagel herself in the second.

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Excellent recovery in the tiebreak from Lumsden/McDonald. 7-3 to 9-9.

EDIT: And they take the match 13-11



-- Edited by Densher on Friday 17th of February 2023 05:19:02 PM

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F:- Maia Lumsden (GBR) / Ella McDonald (GBR) UNR (219+UNR) def Dominika Salkova (CZE) / Anna Siskova (CZE) CR417 (257+160) [1] 3-6 6-1 13-11   



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They steal it! Where on earth did that double fault come from for Salkova, the second serve barely landed in the tramlines.

Maia did a lot of the heavy lifting really, but Ella did a superb job to save the first match point. Great stuff.

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Another crackerjack of a clutch tiebreak/match tiebreak
Brilliant title for the Scottish duo !

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dodrade wrote:

A shame we didn't get the all-British final, not sure how Sonay can dish out a breadstick in the first set only to eat a bagel herself in the second.


 I have the impression that Sonay seems to play a disproportionately large number of one-sided sets. Maybe when she goes down say be two breaks in a set she gives up mentally in order to concentrate on the next set?



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Coup Droit wrote:

Another crackerjack of a clutch tiebreak/match tiebreak
Brilliant title for the Scottish duo !


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Coup Droit wrote:

Another crackerjack of a clutch tiebreak/match tiebreak
Brilliant title for the Scottish duo !


 Is Ella Scottish? I thought she was from the NW of England and her Dad played for England U21s



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Yes she's from Preston originally but has been training in Scotland for a few years now because she goes to the academy in Stirling



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Densher wrote:
Yes she's from Preston originally but has been training in Scotland for a few years now because she goes to the academy in Stirling
 
Training in Scotland doesn't make her Scottish and Stirling is no longer an LTA academy.


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She's called McDonald - what else do you want?

And anyway, it's not Loughborough only until Sept. 2024, according to the LTA site

Stirling is still in operation as an LTA academy until then

And Tennis Scotland tweet about her (on her own, not just with Maia, obviously)

So that'll do....

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I just tuned in to watch Heather's match. Are there really no juniors in Glasgow who could be drafted in as ball kids for the final on a Saturday morning?

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SuperT wrote:

I just tuned in to watch Heather's match. Are there really no juniors in Glasgow who could be drafted in as ball kids for the final on a Saturday morning?


 It's a fair point but, having had experience of this, it's not always that easy - the kids do need to be trained (it's not obvious, it takes a while and ballkids who are lost and don't know what they're doing are worse than none at all).

And then you get the welfare issues - older ballkids are a better idea but 10 year-olds, say, need adults, need feeding, making sure they don't wander off, making sure they only get picked up by the right person.... you can't expect their parents to stay during the training sessions - it's sometimes easier just to not go down that route... 



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Good first set. Lost the break in the second. Rather weak service game to lose it. She's losing her temper with her mum, which isn't a great sign. A little flat but the atmosphere is a morgue like to be honest.

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Genuinely can't remember the last time Benoit missed a ball. So solid and clean hitting. Nearly over.

1-5* final set.

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