British teen given Wimbledon wildcard

Teenager Kyle Edmund is one of two British players to be announced by the All England Club as wildcard entries for the men’s singles at Wimbledon, with James Ward also on the list.

British teen given Wimbledon wildcard

Teenager Kyle Edmund is one of two British players to be announced by the All England Club as wildcard entries for the men’s singles at Wimbledon, with James Ward also on the list.

Edmund, 18, claimed the boy’s doubles title at the French Open last week and impressed in his first-round defeat to 16th seed Grega Zemlja at the AEGON Championships at Queen’s yesterday.

Ward, who was a semi-finalist at Queen’s in 2011, took Ivan Dodig to three sets following his wildcard appearance and both players will now be in the draw at Wimbledon.

Dan Evans, who has made the third round at Queen’s, will have to qualify for the tournament.

Australian Matthew Ebden, who won the mixed doubles at the Australian Open earlier this year, and Nicolas Mahut, due to face Andy Murray for the second successive year at Queen’s later today, were also granted wildcard entries.

Six wildcards for the ladies’ singles have also been announced with Germany’s Andrea Petkovic named alongside the British quintet of Elena Baltacha, Anne Keothavong, Johanna Konta, Tara Moore and Samantha Murray.

Edmund has also been granted a wildcard for the men’s doubles, alongside compatriot Jamie Baker whilst Ebden is named with the experienced Jamie Delgado. British duo David Rice and Sean Thornley are also included with four of the five ladies’ doubles made up of all-British names.

Keothavong and Konta, Moore and Melanie South, Murray and Jade Windley and Nicola Slater and Lisa Whybourn are all handed wild card entries, as well as Shahar Peer and Zi Yan.

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