Tennis: Bond produces the goods

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EMILY BOND, from Gloucestershire, reached the final of the LTA Satellite tournament in Swindon yesterday after an aggressive 6-3, 6-1 victory over Spain's Eva Borras.

Borras broke serve in the opening game of the match, but the 20-year-old's penetrating ground strokes proved decisive.

Bond now meets the Russian Federation Cup player, Svetlana Parkhomenko, who allowed Florence Boucard, a French qualifier, to recover from a 2-5 deficit in the second set before winning 6-1, 7-6.

The final will be a repeat of the LTA Satellite in Basingstoke last month, when Parkhomenko won in three sets.