Emma achieves double success at Northumberland Open

Emma Wilson holding the Northumberland Open Women's Singles trophy.
Emma Wilson holding the Northumberland Open Women's Singles trophy.

Tennis ace Emma Wilson enjoyed a double success at the recent Northumberland Open Tennis Tournament, winning both the women’s singles and doubles events.

The open is the most prestigious tennis tournament in the north east and has been in existence since 1882.

Previous winners of the women’s singles have included past Wimbledon champions such as Ann Jones.

The annual event took place at the Northumberland Club in Jesmond and was contested by players from all around the country, with the women’s singles event part of the AEGON British Tour series.

The 19-year-old, from Cramlington, seeded three in the singles, defeated her fellow Northumberland county player and number four seed Amy Hoburn, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (3) in a thrilling final lasting over two hours.

Wilson then proceeded to win the doubles with county colleague Steph Booth, with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 victory over Northumberland county players Amy Hoburn and Lauren Jones.

Wilson and Booth were the number one seeds in the event.

The previous weekend Wilson reached the finals of the women’s singles and doubles at the AEGON British Tour grass court event at Ilkley.

The budding tennis star has just finished the first year of a four-year American Tennis Scholarship at Fresno State University in California.

She is a past pupil of Cramlington Learning Village and is a member of the Cramlington CTP Club, where she has been coached since the age of six by head coach Phil Barron.

Prior to going to the US, Wilson was ranked number one in Great Britain at under-18 level and has represented Northumberland Ladies since the age of 14.