Wimbledon 2023: Three British juniors into quarter-finals for first time since 2018
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British juniors Ranah Stoiber, Mika Stojsavljevic and Henry Searle are all through to the quarter-finals of the junior singles events at Wimbledon.
This is the first time since 2018 that three British juniors (Boy's and Girls' combined) have made the final eight at The Championships (2018 - Emma Raducanu, Jack Draper and Anton Matusevich) and only the sixth time it's happened in history.
It’s also been 15 years since Great Britain had two players in the Girls’ singles quarter-finals.
Stoiber, Stojsavljevic and Searle all currently attend and are supported by our Loughborough University National Tennis Academy.
Junior world No.22 and former Australian Open semi-finalist Stoiber defeated Italy’s Francesca Pace 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of the Girls’ singles, as she continues to impress on the big stage at the Grand Slam events.
Stoiber – who joined the Great Britain United Cup team earlier this year alongside Harriet Dart, Katie Swan and Cam Norrie – also knocked out 16th seed Charo Esquiva Banuls in the second round. In reaching the quarter-finals at SW19, she has now made the final eight at three of the four major tournaments (Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open).
She now moves on to face 17-year-old Czech star and WTA world No.348 Nikola Bartunkova in the quarter-finals.
14-year-old Stojsavljevic has been one of the stories of the junior Championships this year and is the youngest player left in the Girls’ singles draw.
In the third round, she knocked out 13th seed Emerson Jones 6-1, 7-5 in just an hour and 13 minutes to book her spot in the round of eight. Wild card Stojsavljevic has also defeated Japan’s Wakana Sonobe and Peruvian fourth seed Lucciana Perez Alarcon in her previous matches at the All England Club.
The tough draws keep coming for the young Brit, who now moves on to play world No.5 Renata Jamrichova in the next round.
In the Boys' singles, Searle is yet to drop a set at The Championships, after picking up a 6-4, 6-2 win over Arthur Gea in the third round.
Searle – who has now made back-to-back junior Grand Slam quarter-finals at Roland Garros and Wimbledon – pulled off one of the shocks of the first round, defeating world No.2 Juan Prado Angelo 7-6(6), 6-3, before moving on to beat India’s Mana Dhamne.
His next opponent will be Brazilian eighth seed Joao Fonseca after he defeated world No.14 Rei Sakamoto.
You can watch the British juniors in action on the BBC, BBC digital channels, BBC iPlayer and on the red button.