Wimbledon 2021 - Britwatch: meet the British players competing at Wimbledon!

11/07/2021

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After a year off, Wimbledon returns – and with 65 Brits involved across the draws this is your one stop shop for finding out who is competing and who they will be facing…

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LTA Support

The LTA provides a range of kinds of support to British players to help them fulfil their potential, with the primary ones being:

  • Elite & Elite Wheelchair: for the highest performing players who are targeting major tournament success
  • NTC Access: providing cost-free access to the National Tennis Centre at Roehampton and the facilities there. This includes the hard, clay and grass courts, the specialist gym and strength and conditioning areas as well as other support on site, with players also eligible for the LTA's tournament bonus scheme 
  • Pro-Scholarship Programme: the highest level of support offered to developing players aged between 16 and 24 with the best chance of reaching the ATP/WTA top 100 singles
  • Men’s & Women’s Programme: for the very best 16 to 21 year old players in the country who are not currently on the Pro Scholarship Programme (the programme is also available to 14 and 15 year olds in exceptional circumstances)

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Luke Bambridge

Events: Men’s Doubles (world ranking 67), Mixed Doubles

LTA Support: NTC Access

Nottingham’s Luke Bambridge first started playing doubles in the garden with his three sisters. He will be partnering fellow Brit, Dom Inglot in the men’s doubles at Wimbledon this year. Although yet to progress past the first round at Wimbledon, he reached the quarter finals of the US Open in 2019. He has been firmly established as a top 100 player for the past three years. Bambridge also helped Great Britain win the 2011 Junior Davis Cup for the first time alongside Evan Hoyt and Kyle Edmund.

  • Men's Doubles - with Dom Inglot (GBR)
    • Round 1: won 7-6, 6-4 vs. Stuart Parker & James Ward (GBR)
    • Round 2: lost vs. Max Purcell & Luke Saville (AUS) - seeded 16
  • Mixed Doubles - with Asia Muhammad (USA)
    • Round 1: won through walkover vs. Lloyd Glasspool & Jodie Burrage (GBR)
    • Round 2: lost  6-3, 7-6(7) vs. Neal Skupski (GBR) & Desirae Krawczyk (USA)

Liam Broady

Events: Men’s Singles (world ranking 143), Men’s Doubles (world ranking 254)

LTA Support: NTC Access

Stockport’s Broady is a former World No. 2 junior who has fond memories of Wimbledon having been 2011 boys’ singles runner-up, as well as 2010 Wimbledon boys’ doubles champion.  SW19 was also the site of his first tour level win in 2015 having gained a wild card entry to the draw. The 27 year old is in good form having reached a singles career high ranking in April, while in the doubles he will be partnered by fellow Brit Ryan Peniston.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: won 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 vs. Marco Cecchinato (Italy, world #86)
    • Round 2: lost 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 vs. Diego Schwartzman (Argentina, world #11 - seeded 9)
  • Men's Doubles - with Ryan Peniston (GBR) 
    • Round 1: lost 7-5, 6-3 vs. Neal Skupski & Ken Skupski (GBR)

Jay Clarke

Events: Men’s Singles (world ranking 233), Men’s Doubles (world ranking 1045)

LTA Support: Pro-Scholarship Programme

Jay Clarke

Clarke is now ranked sixth in the country, having started playing tennis aged three when his sister Yasmin introduced him to tennis. The 22 year old from Derby is part of the LTA’s Pro-Scholarship Programme, Clarke, and prior to the coronavirus pandemic was firmly established in the world’s top 200 players having achieved a rapid rise up the ATP rankings. Making his third appearance in the singles at SW19, last time out Clarke made it to the second round before losing to Roger Federer. A former European U14 No.1, Clarke enjoyed success on his Wimbledon debut in 2017, defeating the defending champions and second seeds in the men’s doubles, and reached the semi-finals in the mixed doubles with Harriet Dart a year later. Playing alongside Romania’s Marius Copil in the men’s doubles this time around.

  • Singles 
    • Round 1: lost 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 vs. Egor Gerasimov (Belarus, world #73)
  • Doubles - with Marius Copil (ROU)
    • Round 1: lost 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 vs. Marcus Daniell (NZL) & Philipp Oswald (AUT) (seeded 15)

Jack Draper

Events: Men’s Singles (world ranking 253)

LTA Support: Pro-Scholarship Programme

At a career high in the ATP world rankings teenager Draper arrives at SW19 off the back of a series of sparkling wins that took him to the cinch Championships quarter-finals at The Queen’s Club. That run included victories over the World No 23 and 39, and made him the youngest British ATP quarter-finalist since Andy Murray in 2006. Regarded as one of the country’s brightest prospects the 19 year old from London is part of the LTA Pro-Scholarship programme.  While making his Wimbledon and Grand Slam debut this year, Draper is no stranger to the grass courts of SW19, having reached the Wimbledon Boys Final in 2018.

  • Round 1: lost 6-4, 1-6, 2-6, 2-6 vs. Novak Djokovic (Serbia, world #1 – seeded 1)

Dan Evans

Events: Men’s Singles (world ranking 26, seeded 23)

LTA Support: Elite

Dan Evans

British No.1 Dan Evens plays in the main draw at Wimbledon for the sixth time this year, but the first time as a seeded player having reached a career high world ranking in June. A member of the Great Britain team that won the World Junior Tennis title, aged 14, Evans was recently named joint Men’s Player of the Year for 2020 at the LTA Tennis Awards. This year, Birmingham-born Evans claimed his first ATP Tour title at the Murray River Open in Melbourne in February, and defeated World No.1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets at the Monte-Carlo Masters in April, going on to reach his first ATP Masters 1000 singles semi-final. The 31 year old will be part of the Great Britain Olympic team in Tokyo, playing both singles and doubles.

  • Round 1: won 7-6 (4), 6-2, 7-5 vs. Feliciano Lopez (Spain, world #89)
  • Round 2: won 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 vs.  Dusan Lajovic (Serbia, world #42) 
  • Round 3: lost 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 vs. Sebastian Korda (USA, world #50) 

Arthur Fery

Events: Mixed Doubles (world ranking 842)

LTA Support: NTC Access

Fery only just missed out on being part of the singles main draw, taking world number 124 Tallon Griekspoor to a fifth set in the third and final round of qualfying. A late additon to the mixed doubles draw alongside Tara Moore, Fery willbe looking to take the opportnity to continue his grass court form. The 18 year old was previously supported by the LTA's Men's & Women's Programme, but switched to the NTC Access scheme ahead of joining Stanford University in the summer. Fery's father Loic is the owner of French football club Lorient, and his mother Olivia was a former professional tennis player. 

  • Mixed Doubles - with Tara Moore (GBR)
    • Round 1: won 6-1, 5-7, 7-5 vs. Ken Skupski (GBR) & Jessica Pegula (USA)
    • Round 2: won 6-3, 6-3 vs. Fabrice Martin (FRA) & Alexa Guarachi (CHI) - seeded 12
    • Round 3: lost 7-6 (5), 6-3 vs. Neal Skupski (GBR) & Desirae Krawczyk (USA)  - seeded 7

Lloyd Glasspool

Events: Men’s Doubles (world ranking 99), Mixed Doubles

LTA Support: NTC Access

Glasspool will be partnering Finland’s Harri Heliovaara in the men’s doubles at Wimbledon, aiming to build on a successful start to 2021 that has seen the pair claim ATP Challenger titles in Gran Canaria and Biella, and the ATP 250 in title Marseille.  The 27 year old from the west Midlands is looking for his first win at Wimbledon on what will be his third appearance.

  • Men's Doubles - with Harri Heliovaara (FIN) 
    • Round 1: won 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 vs. Wesley Koolhof & Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) – seeded 10
    • Round 2: won 4-6, 6-3, 8-6 vs. Aidan McHugh and Alastair Gray (GBR)
    • Round 3: lost vs. Lukasz Kubot (POL) & Marcelo Melo (BRA) - seeded 8
  • Mixed Doubles - with Jodie Burrage (GBR) 
    • Round 1: lost through walkover vs. Luke Bambridge (GBR) & Asia Muhammad (USA)

Alastair Gray

Events: Men’s Doubles (world ranking 1043)

The 23 year old from Twickenham will be partnering fellow Brit Aiden McHugh in the men’s doubles for what will be his first Wimbledon and Grand Slam appearance.

  • Round 1: won 7-6(1), 6-3 with Aidan McHugh (GBR) vs. Jiri Vesely & Roman Jebavy (CZE)
  • Round 2: lost 4-6, 6-3, 8-6 vs.  Lloyd Glasspool (GBR) &  Harri Heliovaara (FIN) 

Dom Inglot

Events: Men’s Doubles (world ranking 61)

LTA Support: NTC Access

Londoner Don Inglot learned to play tennis at school in Ealing, West London. Now ranked as Britain’s No.4 men’s doubles player, Inglot will be making his 10th appearance at Wimbledon, this year partnering fellow Brit Luke Bambridge. The 35 year old will be looking to emulate the form that took him to a men’s doubles semi-final at SW19 in 2018 – however, Centre Court success won’t be a new experience for Inglot, having been a tennis double for Paul Bettany in the 2004 Hollywood film ‘Wimbledon’.

  • Round 1: won 7-6, 6-4 vs. Stuart Parker & James Ward (GBR)
  • Round 2: lost 6-2, 6-4 vs. Max Purcell & Luke Saville (AUS)

Luke Johnson

Events: Men's Doubles (world ranking 431)

Leeds' Johnson returns to Wimbledon for a second time in the men's doubles draw. Having falled in the first round back in 2019, this year the 27 year old will be looking to secure his first win as he partners fellow Brit Anton Matusevich.

  • Doubles - with Anton Matusevich (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 6-7 (3-7), 2-6 vs. Alex De Minaur & Matt Reid (AUS)

Anton Matusevich

Events: Men's Doubles (world ranking 994)

LTA Support: NTC Access

Matusevich is a former US Open junior boys doubles champion, but since that win in 2018 has focused on rising up the singles rankings, with the 20 year old breaking in to the world's top 500 for the first time this year. The Kent player believes he is now playing the best tennis of his career, and only just fell short of making the main draw for the men's singles, taking World No.125 Bernabe Zapata Mirallesall all the way to five sets at Roehampton, having previously beaten world No.113 Carlos Taberner of Spain and newly crowned British junior national champion Will Jansen. Taking a wildcard place in the men's doubles draw, Matusevich will be partnering Brit Luke Johnson.

  • Doubles - with Luke Johnson (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 6-7 (3-7), 2-6 vs. Alex De Minaur & Matt Reid (AUS)

Aidan McHugh

Events: Men’s Doubles (world ranking 669)

LTA Support: Pro-Scholarship Programme

Glasgow’s Aidan McHugh will be making his Wimbledon debut this year, partnering Alistair Gray in the men’s doubles. The 20 year old has had a successful start to 2021, sitting just short of a career high singles ranking having won the ITF M25 Santo Domingo title and secured his first win on the ATP Challenger Tour in defeating world number 105 Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets, but lost out in the first round of Wimbledon singles qualifying. An Australian Open boys singles semi-finalist in 2018, McHugh is part of the LTA Pro-Scholarship Programme.

  • Doubles - with Alistair Gray (GBR)
    • Round 1: won 7-6(1), 6-3 vs. Jiri Vesely & Roman Jebavy (CZE)
    • Round 2: lost 4-6, 6-3, 8-6 vs.  Lloyd Glasspool (GBR) &  Harri Heliovaara (FIN) 

Andy Murray

Events: Men’s Singles (world ranking 118)

LTA Support: Elite

Andy Murray, 2016 Wimbledon Champion

Two time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray returns to the grass courts of the All England Club to compete in the singles draw for the first time since 2017, having played in the doubles events at the last edition of the Championships in 2019, memorably partnering Serena Williams. Now the British No.4, 34 year old Murray has returned to the tour following hip surgery. He has played more than 1,000 career matches and competed at more than 50 Grand Slam tournaments, with this summer seeing him seek to defend the Olympic gold medal he won in both London and Rio.

  • Round 1: won 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 vs. Nikoloz Basilashvili (Georgia, world #28 – seeded 24)
  • Round 2: won 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 vs. Oscar Otte (Germany, world #151)
  • Round 3: lost 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 vs. Denis Shapovalov (Canada, world #12 - seeded 10)

Jamie Murray

Events: Men’s Doubles (world ranking 22, seeded 7)

LTA Support: Elite

Once again playing with his regular doubles partner Bruno Soares of Brazil, the duo will be seeded seventh for this year’s Championships.  The 35 year old Scot now lives just round the corner from the grass courts of Wimbledon, and will be looking to add to his two doubles and five mixed doubles career Grand Slam titles – his next mixed doubles match will be his 100th at a Grand Slam event.

  • Round 1: with Bruno Soares (BRA) won  6-1, 6-7(5), 6-1 vs. Nicholas Monroe (USA) & Vasek Pospisil (CAN)
  • Round 2: lost 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-2 vs. Robin Hasse (NED) & Andrey Golubev (KAZ)

 

Cameron Norrie

Events: Men’s Singles (world ranking 34), Men’s Doubles (world ranking 154)

LTA Support: Elite

Cameron Norrie

Norrie goes in to his 15th Grand Slam at a career high world ranking and seeded for the first time, having been runner-up at the cinch Championships at The Queens Club in the build up to Wimbledon.  Norrie is the first graduate of the LTA’s Pro-Scholarship Programme, which supports players looking to break in to the world’s top 100, and this year he has already achieved a personal best 28 wins, included defeating world No.4 Dominic Thiem in a run to the final in Lyon.  In the men’s doubles he will be playing with Spain’s Jaume Munar, having reached the semi-finals at Queen’s alongside Alex de Minaur.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: won 6-7, 7-5, 6-2, 7-5 vs. Lucas Pouille (France, world #95)
    • Round 2: won 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 vs. Alex Bolt (Australia, world #149)
    • Round 3: lost 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 vs. Roger Federer (Switzerland, world #8 - seeded 6)
  • Doubles - with Jaume Munar (SPA)
    • Round 1: won 7-5, 7-6(5) vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas & Petros Tsitsipas (GRE)
    • Round 2: won 7-6(10), 1-6, 7-5 vs. Ivan Dodig (CRO) & Filip Polášek (SVK)
    • Round 3: lost (retired) 3-4 vs. Andre Goransson (SWE) & Casper Ruud (NOR)

Jonny O’Mara

Events: Men’s Doubles (world ranking 75)

LTA Support: NTC Access

Scotland’s Jonny O’Mara is one of Britain’s crop of doubles specialists, and will be playing in his 12th Grand Slam alongside Monaco’s Hugo Nys. After first round defeats in Melbourne and Paris this year, he will be looking to emulate the form that took him to a career best quarter final at the Australian Open in 2020.  The former University of Stirling player was also part of the Great Britain university side that defeated the US College team to win the Master U title for the first time in 2017.

  • Men's Doubles - with Hugo Nys (MON)
    • Round 1: lost 4-6, 6-7 (3-7) vs.  Ariel Behar (URU) & Gonzalo Escobar (ECU)
  • Mixed Doubles - with Sarah Beth Grey (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 6-4, 6-3 vs. Nicolas Monroe (USA) & Renata Voracova (CZE)

Stuart Parker

Events: Men’s Doubles (world ranking 1151)

Jersey-based Parker has reached a career high singles ranking of 573 this year having won two ITF titles in Tunisia, but lost out in Wimbledon qualifying to Israel’s Dudi Sela. Playing alongside James Ward in the doubles, the 23 year old will be making his Wimbledon and Grand Slam debut this year.

  • Doubles - with James Ward (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 7-6, 6-4 vs. Luke Bambridge & Dom Inglot (GBR)

Ryan Peniston

Events: Men’s Doubles (world ranking 480), Mixed Doubles

LTA Support: NTC Access

Peniston will be making his Wimbledon and Grand Slam debut this year, partnering fellow Brit Liam Broady in the men’s doubles, realising a long held dream to play at SW19. The 25 year old, who is from Southend, was making progress prior to the coronavirus pandemic, having risen 300 places during 2019, but he missed out in singles qualifying this year, losing to fifth seeded Yasutaka Uchiyama of Japan in three sets. At the age of one, Perniston was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma (a cancerous tumor), but recovered with the help of the doctors and nurses at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.

  • Men's Doubles - with Liam Broady (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 7-5, 6-3 vs. Neal Skupski & Ken Skupski (GBR)
  • Mixed Doubles - with Eden Silva (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 6-4, 6-2 vs. Jeremy Chardy (FRA) & Naomi Broady (GBR)

Joe Salisbury

Events: Men’s Doubles (world ranking 11, seeded 6), Mixed Doubles

LTA Support: Elite

Joe Salisbury with the 2020 Australian Open men's doubles trophy

Salisbury is a two time Grand Slam champion, having won the Australian Open Men’s Doubles title alongside Rajeev Ram and this year claiming the Roland Garros mixed doubles title alongside Desirae Krawczyk to became only the second British man to win a major title there in the open era. Now Britain’s No.1 men’s doubles player, the 29 year old from Putney began playing tennis at the age of three and started working with his current coach, Justin Sherring, at age six.  A former World University Games champion, Salisbury will be making his fourth appearance at Wimbledon, having reached the semi-finals with Ram in 2018, and goes into the event having reached the final of the Viking International at Eastbourne.  Salisbury will be making his Olympic debut as part of Great Britain’s team at Tokyo 2020 where he will partner Andy Murray in the doubles.

  • Men's Doubles - with Rajeev Ram (USA) 
    • Round 1: won 6-1, 6-2 vs Laslo Djere (SRB) & Gianluca Mager (ITA)
    • Round 2: won 6-3, 6-4 vs Stefano Travaglia (ITA) & Márton Fucsovics (HUN)
    • Round 3: won 6-3, 6-3 7-6 (12-10) vs. Ariel Behar (URU) & Gonzalo Escobar (ECU)
    • Quarter-Finals: won 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(2) vs. Juan Sebastian Cabal & Robert Farah (COL) - seeded 3
    • Semi-Finals: lost 7-6(6), 6-3, 6-7(2), 7-6(5) vs. Nikola Mektic (CRO) & Mate Pavic (CRO) - seeded 1 
  • Mixed Doubles - with Harriet Dart
    • Round 1: won 6-1, 7-6(3) vs. Henri Kontinen (FIN) & Heather Watson (GBR)
    • Round 2: won 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 vs. Wesley Koolhof & Demi Schuurs (NED) - seeded 3
    • Round 3: won 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3 vs. Oliver Marach (AUT) & Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR)
    • Quarter-Finals: won 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 vs. Naomi Broady (GBR) & Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
    • Semi-Finals: won 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 vs. Kevin Krawietz (GER) & Kveta Peschke (CZE) - seeded 9
    • Final: lost 6-2, 7-6 (7-1) vs. Neal Skupski (GBR) & Desirae Krawczyk (USA) - seeded 7
    • Wimbledon 2021 Mixed Doubles Runners-Up

Joe Salisbury (far right) alongside Harriet Dart after finishing as Wimbledon 2021 Mixed Doubles Runners Up

Ken Skupski

Events: Men’s Doubles (world ranking 66), Mixed Doubles

LTA Support: NTC Access

Liverpool’s Ken Skupski, 38, will be playing alongside his younger brother Neal. In the men’s doubles. This year’s Championships will be the left-handed Liverpool fan’s 13th appearance at SW19 and his 38th at a Grand Slam tournament, having reached the quarter-finals of both the men’s and mixed doubles in 2017, as well as the same stage of the Australian Open men’s doubles last year.

  • Men's Doubles - with Neal Skupski (GBR)
    • Round 1:  won 7-5, 6-3 vs. Liam Broady & Ryan Peniston (GBR)
    • Round 2: lost 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 8-10 vs. Marcel Granollers (SPA) & Horacio Zeballos (ARG)
  • Mixed Doubles - with Jessica Pegula (USA)
    • Round 1: lost 1-6, 7-5, 5-7 vs. Athur Fery & Tara Moore (GBR)

Neal Skupski

Events: Men’s Doubles (world ranking 18), Mixed Doubles (seeded 7)

LTA Support: Elite

The younger of the Skupski brothers, Neal goes in to Wimbledon ranked as Great Britain’s No.2 men’s doubles player, behind Joe Salisbury.  He previously reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in both the men’s and mixed doubles, and reached the semi-finals at the Australian Open and US Open in 2019. This year has seen Skupski win his fifth ATP Title and move in to the world’s top 20 for the first time, and he has been announced as part of the Great Britain team for Tokyo 2020 where he will partner Dan Evans in the doubles.

  • Men's Doubles - with Ken Skupski (GBR) 
    • Round 1: won 7-5, 6-3 vs. Liam Broady & Ryan Peniston (GBR)
    • Round 2: lost 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 8-10 vs. Marcel Granollers (SPA) & Horacio Zeballos (ARG)
  • Mixed Doubles - with Desirae Krawczyk (USA)
    • Round 1: BYE
    • Round 2: won 6-3, 7-6(7) vs. Asia Muhammad (USA) & Luke Bambridge (GBR)
    • Round 3: won 7-6(5), 6-3 vs. Arthur Fery & Tara Moore (GBR)
    • Quarter-Finals: won 7-6(6), 6-2 vs. Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) & Andreja Klepac (SLO) - seeded 14
    • Semi-Finals: won 3-6, 7-5 (7-4), 7-5 vs. John Peers (AUS) and Zhang Shuai (CHN)
    • Final: won 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)  vs. Joe Salisbury & Harriet Dart (GBR)
    • 2021 WIMBLEDON MIXED DOUBLES CHAMPIONS

Neal Skupski alongside partner Desirae Krawczyk of the USA after winning the Wimbledon 2021 Mixed Doubles title

James Ward

Events: Men’s Doubles (world ranking -)

LTA Support: NTC Access

Londoner James Ward lost out in qualfying in his bid to play in the singles main draw at Wimbledon for the 10th time.  The 34 year old’s previous best performance was a third round five-set defeat to Vasek Pospisil in 2015. In the men’s doubles, Ward will be playing with compatriot Stuart Parker, and aiming to reach the second round for the first time since his debut at SW19 in 2009.

  • Doubles - with Stuart Parker
    • Round 1: lost 7-6, 6-4 vs. Luke Bambridge & Dom Inglot (GBR)

WOMEN

Naiktha Bains

Events: Women;s Doubles (world ranking 246)

LTA Support: Men’s & Women’s Programme

Bains will team up with fellow Brit Samantha Murray Sharan in the women’s doubles having received a wild card from the All England Lawn Tennis Club. The 23 year old from Yorkshire lost out in the second round of Wimbledon singles qualifying, but will be hoping to build on the grass court doubles form that saw her partner with Tereza Martincova to defeat Watson and Dart to reach the quarter-finals at the Viking Classic in Birmingham.

  • Doubles - with Samantha Murray Sharan (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 6-3, 6-4 vs. Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) & Varvara Gracheva (RUS)

Katie Boulter

Events: Women’s Singles (world ranking 219)

LTA Support: Pro-Scholarship Programme

Leicestershire’s Boulter may still be on the comeback trail after a serious back injury, but she has shown glimpses of the form this year which took her to a career-high ranking of World No.82 in 2018.  The 24 year old beat rising American star Coco Gauff in February, spearheaded Britain’s team to a Billie Jean King Cup win over Mexico in April and reached the quarter-finals of the Viking Open Nottingham before withdrawing with an elbow injury. Making her third appearance at Wimbledon, the Leicester City fan reached the second round in 2018 before losing to Naomi Osaka.

  • Round 1: won 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 6-4 vs. Danielle Lao (USA, world #239)
  • Round 2: lost 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 vs. Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus, world #4 - seeded 2)

 

Naomi Broady

Events: Women’s Doubles (world ranking 181), Mixed Doubles

Stockport’s Broady has been a mainstay on the ITF circuit since 2005. She reached the third round of the doubles at Wimbledon in 2016, and has twice reached the second round of the US Open doubles. A huge Manchester City fan, Broady started playing tennis at the age of seven.

  • Women's Doubles - with Jodie Burrage (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 2-6, 6-7 (3-7) vs. Arantxa Rus (NED) & Viktoria Kuzmova (SVK) - seeded 15
  • Mixed Doubles - with Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
    • Round 1: won 6-4, 6-2 vs. Ryan Peniston & Eden Silva (GBR)
    • Round 2: won via walkover.
    • Round 3: won 6-3, 7-5 vs. Raven Klaasen (RSA) & Darija Jurak (CRO) - seeded 10
    • Quarter-Finals: lost 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 vs. Joe Salisbury & Harriet Dart (GBR)

Jodie Burrage

Events: Women’s Singles (world ranking 274), Women’s Doubles (world ranking 338), Mixed Doubles

LTA Support: Pro-Scholarship Programme

Burrage is appearing in the Main Draw of The Championships for the first time this year having been given a wildcard by the All England Lawn Tennis Club. The 22 year old from Surrey won her fourth ITF title in Dubai in April and will be hoping to make an impression on her senior Grand Slam debut. The LTA Pro-Scholarship Programme player, who stood out with some impressive performances in the Battle of the Brits Team Tennis event at the NTC last year, will be playing with fellow Brit Naomi Broady in the women’s doubles.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: lost 2-6, 1-6 vs. Lauren Davis (USA, world #91)
  • Women's Doubles - with Naomi Broady (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 2-6, 6-7 (3-7) vs. Arantxa Rus (NED) & Viktoria Kuzmova (SVK) - seeded 15
  • Mixed Doubles - with Lloyd Glasspool (GBR) 
    • Round 1: lost via walkover vs. Luke Bambridge (GBR) & Asia Muhammad (USA)

 

Harriet Dart

Events: Women’s Singles (world ranking 142), Women’s Doubles (world ranking 215), Mixed Doubles

LTA Suppot: Pro-Scholarship Programme

Harriet Dart

North Londoner Dart will head over the Thames to SW19 with a point to prove after several near misses during the pre-Wimbledon grass court season – Dart exited events in Nottingham, Birmingham and Eastbourne all in close three-set contests.  The 24-year-old is ranked as British No.3 in singles, and has beaten fellow Brits Heather Watson and Emma Raducanu in WTA Tour matches this year.  Making her third appearance in the main draw at Wimbledon, the LTA Pro-Scholarship Programe player has previously reached the third round in 2019 and also reached the semi-finals of the mixed doubles with her fellow Brit Jay Clarke, in 2018.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: lost 6-1, 6-3 vs. Elise Mertens (Belgium, world #16 – seeded 13)
  • Doubles - with Heather Watson (GBR)
    • Round 1: won 6-3, 6-2 vs. Kaia Kanepi (EST) & Shuai Zhang (CHN)
    • Round 2: won 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-1 vs. Petra Martic (CRO) & Shelby Rogers (USA) 
    • Round 3: lost 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 vs. Hao-Ching Chan & Latisha Chan (TPE) - seeded 7
  • Mixed Doubles - with Joe Salisbury (GBR)
    • Round 1: won 6-1, 7-6(3) vs. Henri Kontinen (FIN) & Heather Watson (GBR)
    • Round 2: won 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 vs. Wesley Koolhof & Demi Schuurs (NED) - seeded 3
    • Round 3: won 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3 vs. Oliver Marach (AUT) & Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR)
    • Quarter-Finals: won 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 vs. Naomi Broady (GBR) & Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
    • Semi-Finals: won 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 vs. Kevin Krawietz (GER) & Kveta Peschke (CZE) - seeded 9
    • Final: lost 6-2, 7-6 (7-1) vs. Neal Skupski (GBR) & Desirae Krawczyk (USA) - seeded 7
    • Wimbledon 2021 Mixed Doubles Runners-Up

Harriet Dart (second from the right) alongside partner Joe Salisbury after finishing as runners up in the Wimbledon 2021 Mixed Doubles

Sarah Beth Grey

Events: Women’s Doubles (world ranking 230), Mixed Doubles

Liverpool’s Grey will be playing in the doubles as part of a British duo alongside Emily Webley-Smith.  One of seven children, Grey reached a career high doubles ranking inside the world’s top 150 in 2019. Off court, the 25 year old says she is very creative and loves to draw, paint, read, write poetry and take photographs on her travels.

  • Women's Doubles - with Emily Webley-Smith (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 vs. Tereza Martincova & Marketa Vondrousova (CZE)
  • Mixed Doubles with Jonny O'Mara (GBR
    • Round 1: lost 6-4, 6-3 vs. Nicolas Monroe (USA) & Renata Voracova (CZE)

Fran Jones

Events: Women’s Singles (world ranking 211)

LTA Support: Pro-Scholarship Programme

Fran Jones

Jones has soared up the WTA world rankings over the last five years to reach a career high of 185 in May, earning her a wild card from the All England Lawn Tennis Club and the chance to realise her dream of playing at Wimbledon. Now the British No. 4, the 20 year old from Bradford will be playing in her second Grand Slam having won through qualifying to earn a place in the main draw at the Australian Open in January.  The LTA Pro-Scholarship Programme player started her tennis journey as a five year old at an activity camp at Heaton Tennis Club as a way of keeping busy during the summer holidays. Jones was born with a rare congenital condition called Ectrodactyly Ectodermal Dysplasia (or EEC syndrome), meaning she only has three fingers and a thumb on each hand, three toes on one foot and four toes on the other – and as a result struggled with her balance growing up and had difficulties gripping her racket properly.

  • Round 1: lost 7-5, 6-4 vs. Coco Gauff (USA, world #23 – seeded 20)

Tara Moore

Events: Women’s Doubles (world ranking 173), Mixed Doubles

Playing with fellow Brit Eden Silva in the Women’s Doubles, the duo head into The Championships having made the quarter-finals at the Viking Classic in Birmingham.  The 28 year old will be making her fourth appearance at SW19, having reached the second round in 2016.  Moore made headlines at the LTA’s ITF World Tour event in Sunderland in 2019, saving match point at 0-6, 0-5 down to win in three sets.

  • Women's Doubles
    • Round 1: lost 6-4, 6-3 with Eden Silva (GBR) vs. Laura Siegemund (GER) & Vera Zvonareva (RUS) – seeded 11
  • Mixed Doubles - with Arthur Fery (GBR)
    • Round 1: won 6-1, 5-7, 7-5 vs. Ken Skupski (GBR) & Jessica Pegula (USA)
    • Round 2: won 6-3, 6-3 vs. Fabrice Martin (FRA) & Alexa Guarachi (CHI) - seeded 12
    • Round 3: lost 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 vs. Neal Skupski (GBR) & Desirae Krawczyk (USA)  - seeded 7

Samantha Murray Sharan

Events: Women’s Singles (world ranking 230), Women’s Doubles (world ranking 185), Mixed Doubles

LTA Support: NTC Access

Murray Sharan will be looking to record her first singles win at Wimbledon having appeared in the main draw back in 2013 and 2014. The 33-year-old from Stockport will be playing with fellow Brit Naiktha Bains in the women’s doubles, and partnering her hsuband, Divij Sharan, in the mixed doubles.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: lost 6-3, 6-3 vs. Sorana Cirstea (Romania, world #45)
  • Women's Doubles - with Naiktha Bains (GBR)  
    • Round 1: lost 6-3, 6-4 vs. Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) & Varvara Gracheva (RUS)
  • Mixed Doubles - with Divij Sharan (IND)
    • Round 1: won 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 vs. Ariel Behar (URU) & Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ)
    • Round 2: lost 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 vs. Raven Klaasen (RSA) & Darija Jurak (CRO) - seeded 10

Emma Raducanu

Events: Women’s Singles (world ranking 338)

LTA Support: Pro-Scholarship Programme

Emma Raducanu

Kent’s Raducanu is regarded as one of the most promising of the next generation of British players. As a junior, she reached the quarter-finals of the girls singles at the US Open and Wimbledon in 2018, but returns to SW19 this year to make her first ever appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament.  The 18 year old LTA Pro-Scholarship Programme player brings some impressive grass court form with her, having beaten two top 150 players to reach the quarter-finals in Nottingham. Already a winner of multiple titles on the ITF World Tennis Tour, she has combined the early stages of her professional tennis career with her academic studies, and is awaiting her A Level results. As a 13 year old, the Bromley-based player became the youngerst ever winner of an ITF Under-18 event when she claimed the title at a junior international event in Liverpool back in 2015. Raducanu is also an ambassador for the LTA Youth programme, which aims to help more children enjoy the benefits of playing and staying in tennis, whatever their age, gender, ability, disability or background.

  • Round 1: won 7-6, 6-0 vs. Vitalia Diatchenko (Russia, world #150)
  • Round 2: won 6-2, 6-4 vs, Markéta Vondroušová (Czech Republic, world #42)
  • Round 3: won 6-3, 7-5 vs, Sorana Cîrstea (Romania, world #45)
  • Round 4: lost 6-4, 3-0 (retired) vs. Ajla Tomljanovic (Australia, world #75)

Eden Silva

Events: Women’s Doubles (world ranking 166), Mixed Doubles

Silva is now Great Britain’s second ranked doubles player. Having played at SW19 as a junior back in 2012, the 25 year old from Essex lost out in singles qualifying but will be partnering Tara Moore in the women’s doubles.  Her tennis journey began at the age of three with weekly, and then daily, practice sessions at the local tennis club Cranbrook Castle in Gants Hill.

  • Women's Doubles - with Tara Moore (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 6-4, 6-3 vs. Laura Siegemund (GER) & Vera Zvonareva (RUS) – seeded 11
  • Mixed Doubles - with Ryan Peniston (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 6-4, 6-2 vs. Jeremy Chardy (FRA) & Naomi Broady (GBR)

Katie Swan

Events: Women’s Singles (world ranking 292)

LTA Support: Pro-Scholarship Programme

Swan won through qualifying to earn her place in the main draw at SW19, becoming the first British woman for 20 years to do so. The series of wins saw the 22 year old from Bristol put an injury-hit year behind her, as she aims to return to the form that saw her reach 163 in the world rankings in 2018. The LTA Pro-Scholarship Programme player will be playing at Wimbledon for the fourth time, having reached the second round in 2018 by defeating then world No. 36, Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets in the first round.

  • Round 1: lost 3-6, 4-6 vs. Maddison Keys (USA, world #27 – seeded 23)

Heather Watson

Events: Women’s Singles (world ranking 68), Women’s Doubles (world ranking 128)

LTA Support: Elite

Heather Watson

Guernsey’s Watson is no stranger to success at SW19 having won the mixed doubles event with Finland’s Henri Kontinen in 2016. She has had a good grass court season which has seen her reach the semi-finals of the Viking Classic Birmingham, and took World No.9 Iga Swiatek deep into a three-set match in Eastbourne. Won the Junior US Open in 2009, and has reached the singles third round at The Championships on three occasions (2012, 2015, 2017). Her performances last year saw Watson recently crowned the Women’s Player of the Year for 2020 at the LTA Tennis Awards. The 29 year old is ranked as Britain’s No.1 in doubles and will be partnering British teammate Harriet Dart in the women’s doubles this year. A Billie Jean King Cup stalwart, Watson will be representing Team GB at her third consecutive Olympics later this year.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: lost 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-8 vs. Kristie Ahn (USA, world #117)
  • Women's Doubles - with Harriet Dart (GBR)
    • Round 1: won 6-3, 6-2 vs. Kaia Kanepi (EST) & Shuai Zhang (CHN)
    • Round 2: won 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-1 vs. Petra Martic (CRO) & Shelby Rogers (USA)
    • Round 3: lost 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 vs. Hao-Ching Chan & Latisha Chan (TPE) - seeded 7
  • Mixed Doubles - with Henri Kontinen (FIN)
    • Round 1: lost 6-1, 7-6(3) vs. Joe Salisbury & Harriet Dart (GBR)

Emily Webley-Smith

Events: Women’s Doubles (world ranking 186)

Webley-Smith made her debut at SW19 back in 2004, and this year partners Sarah Beth Grey in the women’s doubles. The 36 year old from Bristol had her first introduction to tennis playing swingball in her garden.

  • Doubles - with Sarah Beth Grey (GBR) 
    • Round 1: lost 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-4 vs. Tereza Martincova & Marketa Vondrousova (CZE)

WHEELCHAIR TENNIS

Alfie Hewett

Events: Men’s Wheelchair Singles (world ranking 2) - seeded 2, Men’s Wheelchair Doubles (world ranking 1) - seeded 1

LTA Support: Elite Wheelchair

Alfie Hewett winning at Roland Garros

There are not too many things 23 year old Hewett has yet to do in tennis, but winning the Wimbledon singles title is one of them. He became the youngest ever World No.1 in the sport back in 2018, but has yet to appear in a singles final at SW19 and so will be aiming change that  – subject to being fit having withdrawn from the cinch Championships with an injury. If he does win, the Norfolk player will add yet another trophy to his five previous Grand Slam singles titles from Roland Garros and the US Open. That’s not to say Hewett does not know what winning at Wimbledon is like – together with doubles partner and fellow Brit Gordon Reid, Hewett is a three-time Wimbledon winner in the doubles event. Though they lost the final last time out in 2019, the duo have gone on to become Great Britain’s most successful ever Grand Slam doubles partnership, with their win at Roland Garros this year taking them to 11 titles together and surpassing the long standing record of the Doherty brothers from the early 20th century. Hewett, who was recently named joint LTA men’s player of the year for 2020 alongside Dan Evans at the LTA Awards, was also a silver medalist in both singles and doubles at Rio 2016, and will be part of the ParalympicsGB team at Tokyo 2020.

  • Singles
    • Quarter-finals: lost 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 vs. Joachim Gerard (Belgium, world #4)
  • Doubles - with Gordon Reid (GBR) - seeded 1
    • Semi-finals: won 6-2, 7-5 vs. Gustavo Fernandez (Argentina, world #5) & Shingo Kunieda (Japan, world #6)
    • Final: won 7-5, 6-2 vs. Tom Egberink (Netherlands, world #9 & Joachim Gerard (Belgium, world #7)
    • WIMBLEDON 2021 MEN'S WHEELCHAIR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS

Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid - Wimbledon 2021 Men's Wheelchair Doubles Champions

Andy Lapthorne

Events: Quad Wheelchair Singles (world ranking 2 - seeded 2), Quad Wheelchair Doubles (world ranking 3)

LTA Support: Elite Wheelchair

Londoner Lapthorne saw his long-held dream of competing at his home town Grand Slam come true in 2019 when the Quad wheelchair event was added for the first time, following an exhibition doubles match the previous year. Wimbledon is a uniquely special place for Lapthorne, as it was there that his desire to become a player was sparked as a 10 year old – he ended up in a lift alongside Venus and Serena Williams, and after a brief chat and photos he has said that ever since that day he always wanted to play there. Now 30, the intervening years have seen Lapthorne become one of the leading quad wheelchair players in the world, with two Grand Slam singles titles, 10 Grand Slam doubles trophies and two silver and one bronze Paralympic medals to his name – with the potential for more in Tokyo. Though that list of success includes the Wimbledon doubles crown from 2019, adding the singles title to that this year would undoubtedly be extra special for him.

  • Singles
    • Semi-finals: lost 7-5, 6-7(5), 6-3 vs. Sam Schroder (Netherlands, world #3)
    • Third/Fourth Place Play-Off: won 4-6, 6-3 6-4 vs. David Wagner (USA, world #4)
  • Doubles - with David Wagner (USA, world #5)
    • Final: won 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 vs. Dylan Alcott (Australia, world #1) & Sam Schroder (Netherlands, world #6)
    • WIMBLEDON 2021 QUAD WHEELCHAIR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS

Andy Lapthorne (right) with David Wagner of the USA after winning the Wimbledon 2021 Quad Doubles title

Gordon Reid

Events: Men’s Wheelchair Singles (world ranking 6), Men’s Wheelchair Doubles (world ranking 2) - seeded 1

LTA Support: Elite Wheelchair

Gordon Reid Rio 2016 gold

Britain's Reid was the first ever Men’s Wheelchair Singles winner at Wimbledon when he won the inaugural event at SW19 in 2016. That victory was part of a stellar year for the Scot, that saw him become World No.1 after also winning the Australian Open title and being crowned Paralympic champion in the singles in Rio. The 29 year old will be one of the leading contenders to add to his two Grand Slam titles, having won the title at the cinch Championships in the build up to Wimbledon. Alongside his singles gold in Brazil, Reid also won silver in the doubles alongside Hewett – it was French pair and long term rivals Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer who beat them to gold, but having since gone on to win 11 Grand Slam titles together, including all of the last five, the British duo will be hoping to continue that run of wins at their home Grand Slam.

  • Singles
    • Quarter-Finals: won 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 vs. Shingo Kunieda (JPN, world #1 - seeded 1)
    • Semi-Finals: won 6-4, 0-6, 6-2 vs. Gustavo Fernandez (ARG, world #3)
    • Final: lost 6-2, 7-6 (7-2) vs. Joachim Gerard (BEL, world #4)
    • Wimbledon 2021 Men's Wheelchair Singles Runner-Up

Gordon Reid - Wimbledon 2021 Men's Wheelchair Singles Runner Up

  • Doubles - with Alfie Hewett (GBR) - seeded 1
    • Semi-Finals: won 6-2, 7-5 vs. Gustavo Fernandez (Argentina, world #5) & Shingo Kunieda (Japan, world #6)
    • Final: won 7-5, 6-2 vs. Tom Egberink (Netherlands, world #9 & Joachim Gerard (Belgium, world #7)
    • WIMBLEDON 2021 MEN'S WHEELCHAIR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS

Lucy Shuker

Events: Women’s Wheelchair Singles (world ranking 12), Women’s Wheelchair Doubles (world ranking 5)

LTA Support: Elite Wheelchair

Shuker is one of Great Britain’s most experienced players, and is a four-time Wimbledon doubles finalist (2009, 2010, 2012, 2018) and two-time Australian Open doubles finalist (2010, 2013). The 41 year old from Hampshire remains one of the world’s leading players and will be hoping this year will see her get her hands on that elusive first Grand Slam title.  Having been introduced to the sport by former quad World No.1 Peter Norfolk when buying her first wheelchair, Shuker has gone on to help lead Great Britain to a string of silver and bronze medals in the World Team Cup women’s event (the wheelchair tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup or Billie Jean King Cup), including a first ever silver medal for the GB women’s team in Nottingham in 2009. She also partnered Jordanne Whiley to win Great Britain’s first ever Paralympic medal in women’s wheelchair tennis when they won bronze at London 2012. Shuker and Whiley also won the women’s doubles bronze medal at Rio 2016, and will be aiming to add to that collection at Tokyo 2020.

  • Singles
    • Quarter-finals: lost 6-4, 6-1 vs. Diede De Groot (Netherlands, world #1 - seeded 1)
  • Doubles - with  Kgothatso Montjane (South Africa, world #6)
    • Semi-finals: won 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 vs. Diede De Groot (Netherlands, world #1) & Aniek Van Koot (Netherlands world #2) - seeded 1
    • Final: lost 6-0, 7-6 (7-0) vs. Jordanne Whiley (GBR, world #4) & Yui Kamiji (Japan, world #3) - seeded 2
    • Wimbledon 2021 Women's Wheelchair Doubles Runners-Up

Lucy Shuker alongside Kgothatso Montjane - Wimbledon 2021 Women's Wheelchair Doubles Runners Up

Jordanne Whiley

Events: Women’s Wheelchair Singles (world ranking 4), Women’s Wheelchair Doubles (world ranking 4) - seeded 2

LTA Support: Elite Wheelchair

Jordanne Whiley

Whiley is a multiple winner at Wimbledon, having won the doubles title four consecutive times from 2014 to 2016 alongside Japanese partner and best friend Yui Kamiji.  Those wins are among 11 Grand Slam doubles titles Whiley has won together with Kamiji, and the pair will be among the favourites to add to that total this year after winning the pre-Wimbledon event at the Viking Classic in her home town of Birmingham. The 29 year old also has a singles Grand Slam win to her name – the 2015 US Open – and will have her sights on claiming a second one after an encouraging performance in Birmingham that saw her take the World No.2 to three sets in the semi-finals. Whiley has two Paralympic bronze medals and will be going for gold as part of the British team in Tokyo. When Whiley competed at Wimbledon in 2017, she was pregnant with her first son, Jackson, and having now returned from her break from the sport, she is now back at the top end of the world rankings. Alongside training for her return to court and being a mum, Whiley also became became a student and is now fully qualified as a mortgage advisor.

  • Singles
    • Quarter-finals: won 6-2,6-0 vs. Aniek Van Koot (NED, world #3)
    • Semi-finals: lost 6-4, 6-1 vs. Diede De Groot (NED, world #1 - seeded 1)
  • Doubles - with Yui Kamiji (JPN, world #3) - seeded 2
    • Semi-finals: won 6-1, 6-2 vs. Angelica Bernal (COL, world #17) & Momoko Ohtani (JPN, world #10)
    • Final: won 6-0, 7-6 (7-0) vs. Lucy Shuker (GBR, world #5) & Kgothatso Montjane (RSA, world #6)
    • WIMBLEDON 2021 WOMEN'S WHEELCHAIR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS

Jordanne Whiley (right) with partner Yui Kamiji of Japan after winning the Wimbledon 2021 Women's Wheelchair Doubles title

 

JUNIORS

LTA Junior Player of the Year Matilda Mutavdzic

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