Keeping up with the Brits: December 09, 2020 – Lawn Tennis Association
The holiday season is fully underway and while many of you will be embracing the winter conditions to #WeatherTheCourt, most of the Brits are back on home soil and training hard ahead of 2021.
The British wheelchair stars however, won’t have to wait until next year to compete again, as they gear up for the LTA’s Wheelchair Team Battle starting next week.
Meanwhile, we catch up with the few Brits hoping to end the year on a high as they continue to battle it out on the ITF circuit – including, Heather Watson, Jodie Burrage and Paul Jubb.
Where are the Brits this week?
As the season winds down to an end for many of the world’s tennis stars in December, there are a few Brits who are still looking to get that extra tournament under their belt and build valuable momentum going into next year.
Two of Great Britain’s brightest players, Watson and Burrage, have jetted off to the sunny sands of Dubai to compete in the W100+H Dubai singles and doubles tournaments. Watson returns to competitive action for the first time since Roland Garros back in September, coming in as the third seed in the singles and will also play in the doubles alongside Anna Blinkova of Russia.
Burrage on the other hand came into the tournament as a wildcard and faced Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove – a player ranked 86 places higher than her in the world – in the opening round. The Brit was beaten 6-4, 6-2.