Anna Smith and Jocelyn Rae serve up battling display on People’s Sunday at Wimbledon

03 July 2016

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Anna Smith and doubles partner Jocelyn Rae could take plenty of positives from their appearance on ‘People’s Sunday’ at Wimbledon.

The Great Britain Federation Cup pairing put up a tremendous fight against the number four seeds from Russia, Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, on Number 3 Court before going down 7-5 4-6 6-4.

Smith tweeted: “Loved every minute being out there with this legend @JossRae91. Thank you for all the support, amazing atmosphere!”

Rae added: “All smiles with this one @anna_smith1488 yesterday. Lost 4 in the 3rd to the 4th seeds but had a blast #improvements

Smith and Rae will be on opposite sides of the net when they start their mixed doubles campaigns on Monday, partnering Neal Skupski and Colin Fleming respectively.

Team Bath MCTA’s Eden Richardson was beaten 6-4 6-3 in the first round of the Junior Wimbledon girls’ singles by Taylor Johnson of the United States on Sunday.

Richardson will gain more experience at SW19 when she contests the girls’ doubles with fellow Brit Ema Lazic – they have been drawn against Mayuka Aikawa of Japan and Switzerland’s Ylena In-Albon in the first round.

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