Tennis:Brits could contest every final at Les Ormes

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The No 4 seed beat Janette Bejlkova 6-2, 6-2 to reach today’s semi-final at Les Ormes where she will face Polish qualifier Joanna Sakowicz, the conqueror of No 2 seed Katerina Bohmova.

Czech Bohmova took the first set 6-1, but in a major turnaround lost the next two 6-1, 6-4.

The chances of an all-British final remain after Rebecca Llewellyn had a great win against Angelika Roesch 7-5, 6-1 – after being 5-2 down in the first – to earn a semi-final tie with Croatian Ana Vrljic.

Vrljic beat Italy’s Sara Errani 6-4, 6-4 in her quarter-final clash.

Ian Flanagan won the all British semi-final clash in the men’s Jersey Tourism $50,000 Satellite tournament, beating No 3 seed and Davis Cup player Alan Mackin 6-4, 6-4.

That earned the qualifier, ranked 964th in the world, a final chance this morning against the No 7 seed from Germany, Phillip Marx, who beat France’s Laurent Recouderc 6-2, 6-2 in the other semi.

There will be an all-British final in the men’s doubles, following Martin Lee and David Sherwood’s straightforward semi-final victory, 6-0, 6-1 over countrymen Joshua Goddall and Richard Irwin 6-0 6-1.

Their opponents in the final will be Colin Fleming and Jamie Murray who beat German pair Bastian Knittel and Peter Mayer-Tischer 6-0, 6-7 (3), 6-1 in their semi.

Moving back to the ladies tournament, there are all sorts of possibilities in the doubles, with last year’s singles champion, Britain’s Elena Baltacha and Estonia’s Margit Ruutel through to the semi finals to meet Britain’s Katie O’Brien and Melanie South.

The other semi is between the Dutch pairing of Kim Kilsdonk and Elise Tamaela and Croatia’s Andrea Hlavackova and Matea Mezak.

It is a mouth-watering prospect of tennis, both today and tomorrow, with big crowds expected at Les Ormes.

Action starts today with the men’s final and the ladies doubles semis at 10 am, while the ladies final opens the final day’s play tomorrow.

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