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Brogan goes close at Wimbledon, as Mcknight takes home Scottish Junior Open title


All the latest results and updates from a busy week of tennis for Scots.

Brogan's thrilling Wimbledon run

Anna Brogan reached the final round of qualifying in a career-best run at Wimbledon.

After coming through the British wildcard play-offs, Brogan opened her qualifying campaign with a third-set win against world number 182 Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva 4-6 7-5 6-3.

The second round saw Brogan play Diana Shnaider. With the Scot taking the first set 6-3, Shnaider, ranked 98 in the world, fought back in the second to force a tie-break. Brogan, however, was able to hold her nerve in a thrilling breaker and eventually prevailed 9-7 to secure her place in the final round of qualifying 6-3 7-6(7).

For a place in the main draw, Brogan faced China’s Zhuoxuan Bai, who is currently ranked 191 in the world. Bai proved too strong on the day, coming through in straight sets 6-3 6-0 to put an end to Brogan's fantastic run.

Reflecting on her week, the Scot said: "It was just a really great event for me, I played three really good matches and enjoyed the whole experience.

"My opponent played better than me in the final round, but I'm proud of getting out there each day and giving it my best and I'm satisfied with the progress I'm making on court. It was a lot of fun."

Wimbledon begins for the Scots when Andy Murray takes to Centre Court on Tuesday against British wildcard Ryan Peniston.

Cam Norrie is also in action on Tuesday, kicking off his campaign on Court One against qualifier Tomas Machac of Czech Republic.

Six Scots will be competing in the doubles draw, which starts on Wednesday, before Gordon Reid and junior players begin in the second week.

Mcknight shines at Scottish Junior Open

Anna Mcknight was crowned 16U girls singles champion at the Scottish Junior Open, continuing her winning form after helping Newlands women lift the Scottish Cup a couple of weeks ago.

Mcknight, seeded two, posted a series of straight-set wins on her way to the final, including a quarter-final victory over compatriot Hanna Augustynska 6-3 6-1.

The final saw Mcknight play fourth seed Eva Hutchins, who had beaten Scot Aadya Iyer Chadalawada in the semi-finals 6-3 6-4.

After losing a closely contested first set 5-7, Mcknight battled back to win the second 6-4 to force the final to a deciding tie-break. There was little in it, but it was Mcknight who edged through 10-8 to clinch the gold medal.

Mcknight also took home another piece of silverware as she and partner Aadya Iyer Chadalawada finished runners-up in doubles after losing out to the top seeds 6-2 2-6 5-10.


Robertson finds form on grass

Charlie Robertson enjoyed an impressive run at LTA British Tour Frinton, where he reached the final.

Robertson had to overcome the first-round challenge of GB National Tennis Academy teammate Henry Jefferson 2-6 6-4 6-4.

After a tightly contested 7-6(7) 6-4 win over Nathan Mansfield, Robertson then had to face another familiar opponent in Phoenix Weir, previously part of the GB NTA, where he emerged victorious 6-2 4-6 6-1.

After a convincing win 6-3 6-3 win over third seed Zach Stephens, Robertson was then bested by Luca Pow in the final 0-6 5-7.

Now ranked 72 in the world for juniors, the young Scot continues his grass-court season this week, having already won his first round at the J300 Roehampton 6-0 6-3 against Hayato Matsuoka.

Ella McDonald, meanwhile, came through a close first round against Italy’s Greta Greco Iucchina 7-5 7-5.

Success at Glanville Cup for Strathallan

Strathallan senior boys competed at the LTA Youth Schools National Championships, placing third in the UK.

The team won their first round against Sevenoaks before winning a rematch against Scottish rivals Merchiston Castle School. The boys then fell to Ewell Castle in the semi-finals. However, Strathallan bounced back to beat Millfield School 4-2 in the play-off for bronze.

The team consisted of Marcus Mclaren, Ben Cooper, Jed McMillan, Thomas Dixon and Nick Bradley lead by coaches Tommy Ogilvie, Ryan Martin and John Ambrose.

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