THE culmination of the LTA Junior International tennis tournament saw some of the planet’s best young talent show their skills on court at Bolton Arena.

The town has hosted the renowned international event since 2006 and countless future stars have taken their first steps to global success in Bolton.

The competiton is open to players aged 14 and under and, after a week of top-quality tennis, the singles titles went to Mingge Xu and Alexander Razeghi.

Unseeded Xu was the victor in an all-British girls’ final, overcoming the eighth seed Hephzibah Oluwadare 6-2, 6-2.

Both girls had caused upsets in the semi-finals, with Oluwadare getting the better of the number three seed, Ukraine’s Anastasiia Firman, and Xu beating the fourth seed, Sarah Iliev of France.

Razeghi, from Texas, was the ninth seed and he beat fellow American, the unseeded Nikita Filin in the boys’ final.

The top seeds in the boys’ and girls’ tournaments had both gone out in the round of 16. Filin had knocked out four seeds on his way to the final but Razeghi proved too strong in a 6-3, 6-0 victory.

The tournament – formerly known as International Teen Tennis – has seen some of the world’s top players compete in Bolton, including Sir Andy Murray, Eugenie Bouchard, Caroline Wozniacki, Justine Henin, Jelena Ostapenko, Kim Clijsters, Sloane Stephens, Marcos Baghdatis, Lucas Pouille and Tomas Berdych, as well as reigning US Open women’s champion Bianca Andreescu.