Jodie Burrage is one win away from claiming her biggest career title after stunning sixth seed Miyabi Inoue in the semi-finals of the Jodhpur Open in just 45 minutes.
The Briton won an impressive 94% of her first service points as she romped to 6-1 6-2 victory in India. She goes on to face another Japanese opponent, seventh seed Miharu Imanishi, in tomorrow’s final.
Victory would see Burrage claim her first ever $25k title as she continues her impressive start to the season. The 19 year-old defeated fellow Brit Freya Christie in the second round, and hasn’t dropped a set all week in what has been an impressive return to the courts following an injury setback over the Christmas period.
Burrage should fancy her chances of defeating a third-successive seeded player tomorrow, after Imanishi required over two hours in a three-set slog in her semi-final. The Japanese player should be a familiar name to British tennis fans, after losing to the likes of Tara Moore (twice), Gabi Taylor, Katy Dunne and Naomi Broady over the last 12 months.
Whatever happens, a new career high will be waiting for Burrage when the rankings are updated in nine days. A maiden $25k title would sit nicely for the youngster, who is looking to push on after making steady progress over the last 18 months or so.