Halton tennis ace Katy shows doubles partner how it’s Dunne

Katy Dunne in action
Katy Dunne in action
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Halton tennis ace Katy Dunne got one over on her Asia Tour doubles partner to win another grade two title in Korea.

In what was the last week of Dunne’s Asia Tour she started off with a solid first round win against Wagland from Australia before cruising through the next two rounds playing smart aggressive tennis.

In the semi-final against the seventh seed Shilin Xu from China she recovered from 4-5, 0-30 in the first set before raising her game and winning 7-5, 6-1.

Through to her second grade two final, Dunne faced a tricky and familiar opponent, Harriet Dart who she also teamed up with in the doubles during the tour. It was always going to be a nervy affair with both players knowing each others’ games inside out. Dart drew first blood (6-2) but Dunne being the fighter she is dug in to win a tight second set 6-4. With the nerves well and truly settled, Dunne relaxed and comfortably won the third set 6-2.

The victory saw Dunne’s world ranking rise to a career high 30 and grants her entry into the Australian Open Junior Grand Slam tournament in January.

The young star jets out to Florida on Thursday for the Eddie Herr Junior International Championships, a grade one tournament, before she plays in the Orange Bowl Tennis Championships.