The big shocker of the fifth day at the Aegon Ilkley Trophy was top seed Oceane Dodin’s defeat to Zarina Diyas on court two. The Frenchwoman was beaten 6-2, 4-6, 6-7 by Kazahkstan’s Diyas.
19-year-old Taylor Fritz took the first centre court victory of the day, beating India’s Yuki Bharmbri 6-1, 6-7, 3-6.
In the men’s doubles, top seed Paes and Shamasdin beat Podlipnik-Castillo and Vasilevski in a two set match, 7-6, 6-2. Unfortunately it didn’t go as well for Brits Marcus Willis and Jay Clarke, who lost 3-6, 7-6, 8-10 to Australian pair Millman and Saville.
One of the biggest games of the tournament saw Britain’s Laura Robson take on Russia’s Anna Blinkova. The Olympic silver medallist got off to a rocky start, losing the first set 4-6. An excellent second set saw her bring it back, winning 7-6, and a fantastic effort saw her take the third set 6-1