News Archive, Tag: Wimbledon

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Anna Smith’s Wimbledon adventure ends as Team Bath coach Melanie South takes on Grand Slam winners

07 July 2016

Anna Smith’s Wimbledon adventure has come to an end for 2016 after the Team Bath MCTA Tennis player and partner Neal Skupski were knocked out of the mixed doubles competition. They went into Wednesday’s match against Aisam Qureshi of Pakistan and Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova on a high after recovering from 5-2 down in the final set to stun top seeds Ivan Dodig (Croatia) and Sania Mirza (India). However, despite bouncing back from an early break in...

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Team Bath tennis coach Melanie South to face Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon

06 July 2016

Team Bath MCTA Tennis coach Melanie South will take on Wimbledon legend Martina Navratilova at SW19 on Wednesday after receiving a late call-up into the ladies’ invitational doubles competition. South, who was ranked in the world’s top 100 during her playing career, will partner fellow Brit Anne Keothavong against nine-time ladies’ singles champion Navratilova and Selima Sfar on Number 3 Court at 11.30am. Marion Bartoli, the 2013 Wimbledon champion, was due to partner Keothavong in...

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Remarkable Wimbledon recovery sees Team Bath MCTA’s Anna Smith stun number-one seeds

05 July 2016

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Anna Smith is celebrating arguably the best result of her career after she and mixed doubles partner Neal Skupski beat the number one seeds at Wimbledon.  Smith and Skupski looked to be heading for a valiant second-round exit to Croatia’s Ivan Dodig and Sania Mirza of Indonesia when they trailed 5-2 in the third and final set. However, the Brits then reeled off five successive games – saving four match...

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Junior Wimbledon wildcard delight for Team Bath MCTA Tennis ace Eden Richardson

29 June 2016

Rising Team Bath MCTA Tennis star Eden Richardson has been handed a wildcard into the main girls’ singles draw at Junior Wimbledon. And she could be joined at SW19 by Megan Davies, who will be looking to build on some impressive recent results when she competes in the qualifying tournament on Thursday and Friday. Richardson, a 17-year-old Ralph Allen School pupil, missed out on a singles place in the qualifying stages last year but did...

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Wimbledon dreams are over after battling doubles defeats for Team Bath MCTA aces

04 July 2015

Grand Slam-seeking Lucie Safarova and Bethanie Mattek-Sands proved too strong for Team Bath MCTA Tennis ladies’ doubles pairing Anna Smith and Jocelyn Rae at Wimbledon on Saturday. And Marcus Daniell – who also trains at the University of Bath – saw his men’s doubles campaign ended by Jonathan Erlich and Philipp Petzschner despite a battling performance. Safarova and Mattek-Sands, who have already won the Australian and French Open titles this year, beat the British Federation...

Winning start to Wimbledon for Team Bath MCTA doubles players

01 July 2015

It has been a successful start to Wimbledon for Team Bath MCTA Tennis players Anna Smith, Jocelyn Rae and Marcus Daniell, with all progressing to the second round of the doubles competitions. Smith and Rae made light work of Slovakian Jana Cepelova and Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland, needing just 49 minutes to wrap up a 6-2 6-1 victory on Wednesday. That set up a tough encounter against number three seeds Lucie Safarova and Bethanie Mattek-Sands,...

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Coach backing doubles pairings to impress at Wimbledon 2015

30 June 2015

Team Bath MCTA Tennis Head Coach David Sammel believes Anna Smith, Jocelyn Rae and Marcus Daniell can all make an impact in the doubles competitions at Wimbledon. Smith and Rae – Britain’s Federation Cup pairing – will start their ladies’ doubles campaign at SW19 against Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard and Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine. And there will be a Team Bath presence in the men’s doubles after Daniell – who made his Grand Slam debut at...

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Wimbledon wildcard for doubles pair Anna Smith and Jocelyn Rae

17 June 2015

Team Bath-MCTA Tennis player Anna Smith and doubles partner Jocelyn Rae will be competing at Wimbledon 2015 after being included in the first set of wildcard entries for the Championships. Smith, pictured, and Rae – Britain’s Federation Cup doubles pairing – have been handed a wildcard in the ladies’ doubles along with Naomi Broady and Emily Webley-Smith, and Johanna Konta and Maria Sanchez. University of Bath Sports Performance graduate Louise Hunt has also received a wildcard...

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