More Doubles success for Freya!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Freya Christie  won her eighth ITF Pro double title at the end of November.

Freya Christie Jodie Burrage were unseeded in the doubles in Sharm El Sheikh and in the first round they drew the third seeds. Paulina Czarnik & Dan Ni Wang were staying with the Brits at first, but then Christie & Burrage broke and the Pole/Chinese pair were unable to get the break back.

The second set was much the same as the third seeds tried to mount a comeback, however the Brits were just too strong for the Czarnik & Wang. Christie & Burrage once again broke the serve of the third seeds and this was all that they needed to seal the match 6-4, 6-3

In the quarter-final the Brits drew another unseeded pairing Clemence Fayol & Deborah Kerfs. The French/Belgian pairing tried to stay with Christie & Burrage in the first set, but were broken. The second set was much easier for the Brits, dominating and breaking twice to seal the win 6-4, 6-2.

The semi-final saw Christie & Burrage face the second seeds Barbara Bonic & Jelena Stojanovic. Despite the ranking difference the Serb/Aussie pairing were no match for the Brits who soon had the match won in straight sets. Having continued where they left off in the quarter-final, Christie & Burrage won 6-2, 6-3

In the final the Brits were against Linnea Malmqvist & Sang Hee Park. The Swedish/Korean pair pushed Christie & Burrage close in the first set, with the Brits eventually breaking right at the end to take the set. The second set saw Malmqvist & Park mount a fight back and level up the match. The final would be decided with a match tiebreak. Christie & Burrage edged this to claim the title 7-5, 3-6, 13-11.

What a great season Freya is having!



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