British number three Naomi Broady will break into the world’s top 100 for the first time after winning an ITF tournament in the United States.
The 25-year-old from Stockport beat American wildcard Robin Anderson 6-7 (6-8) 6-0 6-2 in the final of the Dow Corning Tennis Classic in Michigan.
Broady came back from a set down to win her ninth ITF singles title.
Currently 112th, she will move into the top 100 when the latest rankings are announced on Monday.
She will join fellow Britons Johanna Konta and Heather Watson, who are ranked 28th and 85th respectively.
The ITF tournaments are a developmental circuit for players who are not competing regularly with the world’s elite on the WTA Tour.
A day of British success
Broady’s success followed Kyle Edmund’s victory over Dan Evans in the first all-British Challenger final for more than a decade.
The 21-year-old Yorkshireman won 6-3 6-2 against Birmingham’s Evans at the Dallas Challenger event earlier on Sunday, meaning he will rise to a career-high ranking inside the top 85.
There was also victory for Liam Broady – Naomi Broady’s younger brother – at a Futures event in Glasgow.
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