Lucy misses out on Wimbledon appearance

Lucy Hull.

Lucy Hull.

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Boston Tennis Club’s Lucy Hull insisted she could still hold her head up high despite falling just short of a dream outing at Wimbledon.

She had the chance to book herself a spot at the world-famous venue as this weekend she competed in the HSBC Road to Wimbledon Midlands Regional Qualifier at Billesley Tennis Centre in Birmingham.

But the 14-year-old was beaten by Savannah Yardley 1-6, 2-6 in the first round.

“It’s been a really enjoyable experience,” she said. “I didn’t get as far as maybe I could have done, but the Road to Wimbledon is such a tough competition and I’m more than happy with how I did.”

HSBC is the official banking partner of the Championships and is committed to supporting grassroots tennis, helping to inspire the next generation of Wimbledon stars to take their tennis careers from the back garden to Centre Court through the HSBC Road to Wimbledon 14 & Under Challenge.