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Hourigan wins second WTT title in a row

Another doubles title for kiwi Paige Hourigan and Indian Rutuja Bhosale.
New Zealand's Paige Hourigan (left) and Indian partner Rutuja Bhosale have won the doubles title at Fukuoka PHOTO: INDIA TENNIS DAILY

New Zealand's Paige Hourigan has won back-to-back ITF doubles titles with her Indian partner Rutuja Bhosale.


Hourigan and Bhosale defeated the fourth seeded Japanese pair Haruna Arakawa and Aoi Ito 3-6 6-3 10-6 in a lengthy final at the US$75,000 World Tennis Tour tournament in Fukuoka City, Japan.


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It's the biggest title of her career standing ahead of the recent victory at the US$60,000 Burnie tournament although in 2019 Hourigan and Taylor Townsend did make the final of the ASB Classic.


Last month Hourigan and Bhosale claimed the doubles title at a $40,000 ITF tournament in Wuning, China.


The title which is the 14th of Hourigan's career gives the 27-year-old a ranking improvement from 389 to 299 .


They are set to team up again for the ITF US$60,000 tournament this week at Kurume in Japan.


Hourigan needs to be inside the top 300 after Roland Garros to be an option to play with Erin Routliffe in the women’s doubles at the Olympics, under ITF rules. 



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