Emily Appleton returns to the UKPL as favourite to win the women’s draw this week. She leads the rankings for this year’s league, 16 points clear at the top. Her opponent, Anna Brogan, is making her debut.
18:19 Break of serve 2-4
Appleton’s serve has looked solid so far but Brogan gets a break point at 30-40 and grabs the chance! A forehand into the net is enough for a 2-4 lead.
18:29 FIRST SET WON BY ANNA BROGAN 2-6
Brogan has turned up today! She has broken Appleton again and has upset the odds in the first set. She has looked calm and composed and will need to keep it up if she is to shutout Appleton in the second set.
18:35 Break of serve 2-6, 2-0
That’s exactly what she needed! Appleton starts the second set with a bang as she breaks Brogan’s serve at the first attempt to wrestle the initiative. She follows it up with a service game to love, with a couple of aces thrown in.
19:00 SECOND SET WON BY EMILY APPLETON 2-6, 6-3
Emily Appleton closes out the second set and takes us to a tiebreak in the third!
19:27 MATCH WON BY EMILY APPLETON 2-6, 6-3, 10-6
Brogan couldn’t hang on for long enough as Appleton overpowers her to claim the victory. Brogan gave a great show on her UKPL debut but in the end the league leader had too much.