Wildcard Jodie Anna Burrage and Constant De La Basseriere from France won the inaugural Aegon Junior International at Wavertree Tennis centre , the first ever ITF event to be staged in Liverpool.
Miss Burrage of Bournemouth beat Elena Antonova of St Petersburg, Russia 6-3 2-6 6-4. Jodie is only 14 years old and this was her first ever win on the ITF circuit. Mr De La Basseriere ranked number one in his age group in France beat Daniel Little of Bath 6-4 5-7 6-4 .
More than 550 players from 43 different nations applied to compete in Liverpool which was one of the highest uptake ever on a grade 5 event. Tournament director Anders Borg said ” We are so pleased that we were able to stage this event in Liverpool a city not normally associated with tennis. Having seen the talent on show all week l think British Junior tennis is in a very healthy state and our girls single winner Miss Burrage certainly has a very bright future ahead of her.”
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