First win at Wimbledon for Hucknall teen ace Freya Christie

Hucknall teenage tennis ace Freya Christie was this week celebrating her first ever win at Wimbledon.

Thursday, 9th July 2015, 1:21 pm

Freya (17) teamed up with Glaswegian Anna Brogan on Wednesday to get past the first round of the Junior Doubles, beating Viktoria Kusmova (Slovakia) and Beatrice Torelli (Italy) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.

Freya made her Junior Wimbledon debut in 2013 and this is her final year before stepping up the senior events.

After the victory, a smiling Freya said: “It feels amazing, being on a big court like that and taking the win in the third set as well with the home crowd, it was really good.

“I had quite a big crowd out today and everyone was supporting which was great.”

In round two they will face the pairing of American Usue Maitane Arconada and Canadian Charlotte Robilliard-Millette.

Freya made a first round exit in the singles, beaten 6-2, 6-3 by Russian youngster Olesya Pervushina, who then went on to knock out China’s Shilin Xu 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the second round before losing 6-1, 6-7, 2-6 to American Micheala Gordon in round three.