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British No 2 Jodie Burrage blown away after fast start in Australian Open debut | Tennis

British No 2 Jodie Burrage blown away after fast start in Australian Open debut | Tennis

[ad_1] Jodie Burrage suffered a bitter defeat on her main draw debut at the Australian Open as a promising start against Tamara Korpatsch ended in a 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 loss on Sunday afternoon. Burrage, the British No 2, had opened the contest playing excellent attacking tennis, dominating from inside the baseline with her superior pace and weight of shot and smothering Korpatsch’s weak second serve. From the beginning of the second set though, Korpatsch demonstrated her greater experience by cutting down on her errors, chasing down balls and lengthening their exchanges. The 28-year-old made it extremely difficult for Burrage to hit through her defence and as the wind began to move the ball around, Burrage’s game quickly unravelled. “I found it tough to serve in that wind,” said Burrage. “I tried to adjust as much as possible, but yeah, when you hit a bigger ball I guess and don’t grind it out, when it gets windy, it’s not as easy to play, but that’s just what I need to learn to do. I need to …

Katie Boulter to face Jodie Burrage in historic all-British Nottingham final | Tennis

[ad_1] Katie Boulter and Jodie Burrage will contest the first all-British WTA Tour final for 46 years at the Rothesay Open in Nottingham on Sunday. Britain’s leading women have responded in style to criticism of the fact none of them were in the main draw at the French Open, with the sort of week not seen since the 1970s. In the 50 years of the WTA Tour, the only previous all-British finals saw Sue Barker and Virginia Wade split victories in Paris (1975) and San Francisco (1977). Three home players were in the last four for the first time on the main tour since 1975, and Boulter defeated compatriot Heather Watson 6-4, 7-5 before Burrage saw off France’s Alize Cornet 7-5, 7-5. Boulter has cemented her new British No 1 status this week, beating Harriet Dart in the quarter-finals on Thursday and now getting the better of Watson. The 26-year-old, from nearby Leicestershire, went into the week ranked 126 but has guaranteed she will be back in the top 100 next week for the first …