Cruz Hewitt and Alana Subasic were crowned singles champions at an ITF J60 tournament in Darwin this week.
Darwin, Australia, | Leigh Rogers
Cruz Hewitt, the son of former world number one Lleyton Hewitt, won the biggest singles title of his junior career at an ITF J60 tournament in Darwin this week.
It was a culmination of another impressive week for Australian artists, with strong results across multiple surfaces and continents.
This week’s featured artists (outside Roland Garros) include:
Jordan Thompson: The 29-year-old reached the singles semi-finals at an ATP Challenger lawn tournament in Surbiton, UK, where he lost to former world No. 1 Andy Murray.
Alexei Popyrin and Aleksandar Vukic: The Australian duo took second place in doubles at the ATP Challenger event in Surbiton. It was the first doubles final of his career for 23-year-old Popyrin and the third for 27-year-old Vukic.
Luke Saville: The former world junior No. 1 qualified in Surbiton and then upset fellow Australian Alexei Popyrin in the opening round. For 29-year-old Saville, it was the fifth top 100 win of his career in singles and his first since October 2016.
Akira Santillan: The 26-year-old scored his third top 100 singles win of his career and first since August 2017 against world No. 72 Marco Cecchinato at an ATP Challenger in Heilbronn, Germany. World No. 374 Santillan reached the quarter-finals as a qualifier in the clay-court event.
Alex Bolt and Andrew Harris: The Australian combination won the doubles title at an ATP Challenger hard court event in Tyler (USA). For Bolt, 30, it’s the 18th doubles title of his career and his first since February 2018, while for Harris, 29, it’s the seventh doubles title of his career.
Elysia Bolton and Alexandra Bozovic: Won an All Australian doubles final at an ITF 25 tournament in Setubal, Portugal. It is the sixth career title for 23-year-old Bolton and seventh for 24-year-old Bozovic.
Gabriella Da Silva Fick and Petra Hule: Second in doubles at an ITF 25 tournament in Setubal. This was the third doubles final of the season for 24-year-old Hule and the second for 22-year-old Da Silva Fick.
Matthew Romios and Brandon Walkin: Second in doubles at an ITF-15 tournament in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). It was the second final appearance in a row for 24-year-old Romios and 28-year-old Walkin.
Blake Ellis and Blake Bayldon: Reached the doubles final at an ITF-15 tournament in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. It was the third doubles final of the season for 24-year-old Ellis and 24-year-old Bayldon. Ellis was also a semi-finalist in singles.
Sara Nayar: Reached a doubles final with Israel’s Nicole Khirin at an ITF-15 tournament in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. For the 21-year-old Nayar it was the first final appearance in professional doubles.
Alana Subasic: The 16-year-old won the girls’ singles title at an ITF J60 tournament in Darwin. It’s Subasic’s second consecutive title in the Northern Territory and her winning streak increases to 10 games. She also won the doubles title with fellow Australian Gabrielle Villegas.
Cruz Hewitt: The 14-year-old won the third singles title of his junior career at an ITF J60 hard court tournament in Darwin. Hewitt has now won 11 of his last 12 games on the ITF junior tour.
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