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Phoebe Suthers lifts maiden senior international titles

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Coach Catherine Fletcher (L) and Phoebe Suthers (R) at 2018 Slovenia Deaf Open.

Phoebe Suthers claimed her first senior international titles with a sensational set of performances at the 2018 Slovenia Deaf Open in Portoroz over the weekend. The 15-year-old from Yorkshire ended the prestigious event having dropped a total of just eight games across the women’s singles and doubles events.

Phoebe, who joined the Tennis Foundation’s Deaf Tennis Performance Programme in 2015, returned to Portoroz almost two years on from winning three European Deaf Tennis Championships junior medals at the same venue in 2016. She marked her return by defeating the top three seeds to lift the Slovenia Open women’s singles title in style.

After a first round bye Phoebe beat third seed Jafreen Shaikh of India 6-0, 6-1. She followed that accomplished display with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over French third seed Aurelie Coudon. Suthers arguably saved her best for last, winning Saturday’s singles final against Slovakian top seed Jana Janosikova 6-2, 6-1.

Read more: https://ukdeafsport.org.uk/phoebe-suthers-lifts-maiden-senior-international-titles/

Source: UK Deaf Sport

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