Collapse AllWimbledon Park Women's Singles - Round 9 | Thursday 27 June 2019 to Wednesday 21 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 24 July 2019)

Only one smallish group, so not as many chances to play as ideal, but the quality of the matches and the upbeat commentaries reassure us that this league has definitely earned its place! All we need now is more players... If you can spread the word we would be really grateful.

Group Summary:

It was a shame Katharine and Niketta didn't get going this time, but Rachel powered through the matches available to her and defends her title from last time in style. Well done to Isobel for making the first set in her match with the champ a real battle and to runner-up Claire on her two good wins.

Final Rankings:

  1. Rachel Kift 9.1 [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Claire Portener [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Isobel Stephen 8.2 [W1, L2] 3
  4. Tarryn Royle [L3]
  5. Katharine McErlean
  6. Niketta Postlethwaite 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRachel Kift bt Tarryn Royle (Aug 15) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for tennis, perfect conditions and really enjoyed meeting and playing Tarryn. It didn't feel as straightforward as the score suggests - Tarryn has a wicked backhand and hit some great returns and winners. Thanks again for the match "  -- Rachel

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentClaire Portener bt Isobel Stephen (Aug 11) 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun playing Claire this morning - we didn’t manage to conclude after 2 hours of long rallies and multiple deuce games. Claire to serve the first game of the opening set. "  -- Isobel
Claire Portener bt Tarryn Royle (Aug 7) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentIsobel Stephen bt Tarryn Royle (Aug 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "So lovely to play Tarryn this evening. She challenged me with some powerful cross court shots to my backhand and some deep balls. We had lots of great rallies and deuce games and i’m sure at our next encounter the score will be more even. Thank you Tarryn and good luck with your next matches. "  -- Isobel
Reveal CommentRachel Kift bt Isobel Stephen (Jul 28) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match - Isobel went 3-0 up in the first set but I somehow clawed my way back. Second set much closer than score suggests. Great contest, thanks Isobel. Look forward to a rematch "  -- Rachel
Reveal CommentRachel Kift bt Claire Portener (Jul 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match with Claire on a warm sunny morning. Closer than the score suggests - we had many deuces and some great rallies. Thanks for the match Claire, best of the luck with the rest of your matches"  -- Rachel