Silva shines in Helsinki to take title

Eden Silva defeated Tess Sugnaux 6-3 1-6 7-5 to clinch the ITF $15k Helsinki title. The victory sees the Brit clinch her biggest singles title of her career as she continues her fine end-of-season form.

Saturday’s final was Silva’s second 15k final in the last month, after losing to Samantha Murray in the Wirral in October. Silva, who also reached the quarter finals in the $25k event in Shrewsbury last week, claimed the title after an impressive show of grit and determination against a Swiss opponent almost 100 places higher in the rankings.

The victory means Silva will go into 2018 with a career high ranking to build on, after a year that has seen the Essex-based star break inside the top 600 and continue to climb on an upwards trajectory.

Earlier in the year, we spoke to Silva after she claimed her first ever WTA tour victory in Nottingham. With form like this, Eden is showing she has the potential to break more career boundaries and will surely be looking to get inside the top 300 next season.

Elsewhere this week, there have been some quarter final runs for Katie Swan in Dakar (25k),  Jodie Anna Burrage in Sharm el Sheikh (15k) and Laura Robson in  Toyota (60k). Sarah Beth Grey and Summer Yardley also impressed, reaching the quarter finals as qualifiers in Zawada (25k) and Helsinki, respectively. Grey’s run will see her break inside the top 600.

 

 

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