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Ilkley | Katies Swan looking to book place in QF

Following her shock defeat of No.2 seed Pauline Parmentier on Tuesday, the Brit is first on-court today (Thursday) looking to continue with her superb form and book a place in the Quarter Finals of the at the LTA’s Ilkley Trophy. Swan long regarded as a player to keep an eye on, will take on Tereza Smitova who despatched an unlucky Gabriella Taylor 6-3, 7-5 on Tuesday.

On Wednesday it was announced that Swan has been given a wildcard into the main draw at Wimbledon together with fellow Brits Heather Watson, Harriet Dart Jay Clarke, Paul Jubb and James Ward.

Huge thank you the AELTC for giving me another opportunity to compete in the main draw in this year’s Championships. It is always a privilege to play at this magical place Katie Swan via Twitter

The warm weather on Wednesday didn’t help the British contingent as Brydan Klein was defeated by no.15 seed Mikael Ymer (SWE) 3-6, 1-6 and Maia Lumsden was beaten 6-3, 6-1 by Varvara Flink (RUS).

On centre court, the first match of the day saw no.7 seed Jiri Vesely beat Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) 1-6, 4-6. Fellow American Mitchell Krueger also lost out; he was defeated by no.3 seed Marius Copil (ROU) in a tight game which finished 6(5)-7(7), 6(4)-7(7). No. 12 seed Jason Jung (TPE) won 6(2)-7(7), 1-6 against Australia’s Alex Bolt, while Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) beat Evgeny Karlovskiy (RUS) 4-6, 1-6 in the last game of the day on centre court.

The first game of the day on court two saw a great game between Robin Anderson (USA) and Marta Kostyuk (UKR), with the American winning 4-6, 7-6(0), 6-2. Over on court four, Jana Cepelova (SVK) had a fantastic win, beating Ivana Jorovic (SRB) in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. In the doubles, Brits Naiktha Bains and Maia Lumsden were defeated by Brazlian duo Beatriz Haddad Maia and Luisa Stefani 3-6, 6-2, 7-10.



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