(June 7, 2019) Jennifer Brady and Caroline Dolehide of the United States won their first women’s doubles title together when they defeated Yanina Wickmayer and Heather Watson 6-3, 6-4 in 56 minutes in the final at the Surbiton Trophy.
The final was played on an indoor hard court at the National Tennis Centre after rain affected Friday’s play at the Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club.
“Any title is good for the confidence and I’m really happy to have played this week with Caroline. We are pretty good friends, we had a lot of fun and we are happy to get the title,” said Brady.
Just two matches were completed on the grass courts at Surbiton on Friday. Dan Evans advanced to the semifinals for the second straight year after he defeated Spain’s Marcel Granollers, the No.10 seed, 6-4, 6-2. The Briton battled back from a break down early in the first set and recorded three breaks of serve in the second to take victory in 69 minutes.
“Marcel is good. I find it hard to play against him and the conditions were difficult so it was good to get the win and I’m looking forward to the semi-finals tomorrow,” said Evans.
Evans’ opponent in Saturday’s semi-final will be Marius Copil who upset No.2 seed Matthew Ebden 6-3, 6-2.
Play will start at the earlier time of 10.30am on Saturday.