Freya Christie makes final at big tournament

FREYA CHRISTIE -- made the final

FREYA CHRISTIE -- made the final

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Hucknall’s teenage tennis star Freya Christie (pictured right) enhanced her growing reputation with success at a prestigious tournament in front of her home fans in Nottingham.

Freya (16), of Beardall Street, took part in the latest round of the Aegon GB Pro-Series tournament, which took place last week at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

And partnered by fellow British player Katie Boulter, she reached the final of the women’s doubles.

The pair won through three rounds before going down 4-6 3-6 to the number one seeds, Alison Bai, of Australia, and Mari Tanata, of Japan.

Ironically, Freya had earlier been knocked out of the women’s singles by second seed Boulter.

Despite a storming start, in which she took the first three games, the Hucknall girl was beaten 4-6 1-6 in the second round, having defeated Russian Evgeniya Levashova 6-2 7-5 in the opening round.

Globetrotting Freya, who has played at Junior Wimbledon for the last two years, is regarded as one of the leading prospects in British tennis.

She is currently ranked 84th in the world in the ITF junior rankings, having won nine of her 20 singles matches this year and 28 of her 36 doubles contests.

Her current career record on the ITF junior circuit reads: 79 singles wins and 46 losses, 92 doubles victories and 36 defeats.

On the senior circuit, Freya is currently ranked 907th in the world.