Liam Broady and Emma Raducanu win the UK Pro Series event

Tennis - Broady and Raducanu become the first ever champions at the tournament

by Prakash
SHARE
Liam Broady and Emma Raducanu win the UK Pro Series event

Liam Broady and Emma Raducanu have won the UK Pro Series event at the St. George's Hill Lawn Tennis Club and are hoping the wins will help them when they return to compete on the professional circuit.

Liam Broady and Emma Raducanu win the UK Pro Series event

Liam Broady, the British No.

6, defeated Ryan Peniston, the British No.11, 6-2, 6-4 in the final and will now head to play an ATP Challenger event in Trieste. According to Eurosport, Broady says, "It feels fantastic to come away with the win - Ryan was fantastic all week and has been getting better and better going into the tournament.

It's been great and I'm now going to go and play the Challenger Tour event in Italy on the clay and get ready for the French Open. Obviously it's a different surface and I'm going from indoors to outdoors, from the low bouncing hard court to the pretty lively Italian clay courts.

On the women's side, 17 year old Emma Raducanu came from behind to defeat Jodie Burrage in a super tie-break in the final. According to Eurosport, Raducanu says that her goal is to be in the Top 10 and win Grand Slams in the future.

"It feels great especially after that match - it was a bit of an epic, was up and down and there was such a momentum shift. To be honest, at one point I didn't think I'd be able to pull through but as it got tighter I thought I could actually do it.

My long-term goals in tennis are to be top ten in the world and win Slams - they're my ultimate dreams and I definitely think I have the mentality to do it. I'm pretty ambitious - there are a lot of 17-year-olds out there who are better than me.

There are top 100 WTA players, so that's where you want to be." The tournament was the brainchild of Andy Murray's coach, Jamie Delgado, and saw 24 players compete in the event. The ATP Challenger Tour has resumed this week and the ATP World Tour will resume later this week with the Western & Southern Open in New York.

The Murray brothers, Jamie and Andy Murray, have confirmed they will play in the Western & Southern Open and the US Open in New York. Liam Broady and Emma Raducanu are the first champions at the UK Pro Series event

Liam Broady Emma Raducanu
SHARE