Home News Product Reviews Health & Fitness Features Healthy Eating


If it is not your content, try to search here:
- 15. April 2009.

Winning start for Lucy Hutchinson at British Open Women’s Real Tennis Champs

Lucy Hutchinson from Southampton made a winning start to the British Open women’s Real tennis Championships, at Seacourt Club, Hayling Island, surviving some tense moments in the opening set as she defeated the gritty Doris Siedentopf 6-4 6-1, then partnering Hazel Dunn to an entertaining doubles victory over Siedentopf and Margaret Wareing. Jo Crerar was too strong for Sarah McGivern but now faces a tough task against Manchester’s Aldona Greenwood, the sixth seed. Hutchinson takes on local favourite and former world doubles champion Alex Garside from Hayling Island, seeded 5.

A win for Garside would give her a quarter-final berth against US number 1 Freddy Adam, the 4th seed, and a possible repeat of the upset she staged against Adam two years ago en route to the final. World champion Charlotte Cornwallis plays her opening match on Thursday as she bids for a Grand Slam of major titles. Cornwallis, who already holds the French, Australian and US crowns is tipped to meet rising star Claire Watson, seeded 8, for a place in the semi-final.


Results: Seacourt, Hayling Island, Hants.

British Open Real Tennis Championships 1st round:

L.Hutchinson bt D Siedentopf 6-4 6-1

Jo Crerar bt S.McGivern 6-1 6-0

Jo Miller w/o G.Goddard

Doubles: 1st round: H.Dunn/ L.Hutchinson bt D Siedentopf/ M.Wareing 6-4 6-4

G.Goddard/ S Bicheno bt S.McGivern/ S.Owens 6-0 6-3

Stay tuned

Thank you so much, if you tweet or share
Have you read it?
17-strong Diamonds squad announced for International Test Series
Beaugrand powers to first WTS gold thanks to inspired run in Hamburg

photos Janos Schmidt

Please follow us