Aussies off to a promising start in Wimbledon 2023 junior competition
Lily Fairclough is one of three Australians to progress to the final round in the Wimbledon 2023 junior qualifying singles competition.
Three Australians have advanced to the final round in the Wimbledon 2023 junior qualifying singles competition.
The junior qualifying competition is played at Roehampton, with competitors needing to win two rounds to earn a spot in the main draw.
Lily Fairclough, a 17-year-old from Western Australia, edged out a 7-6(5) 4-6 [10-6] victory against British wildcard Ellie Blackford in the opening round of the girls’ draw.
Roisin Gilheany, an 18-year-old from Victoria, also required three sets to defeat German Josy Daems in her opening match.
In the boys’ qualifying competition, Pavle Marinkov, a 17-year-old from New South Wales, powered to a 6-4 7-5 victory against Brazil’s Nicolas Oliveira.
Fairclough, Gilheany and Marinkov are looking to join five compatriots in the main draw of this year’s Wimbledon junior competition.
Aussies in action – Wimbledon
Girls’ qualifying singles, first round
 Roisin Gilheany (AUS) d Josy Daems (GER) 6-3 4-6 [10-3]
 Lily Fairclough (AUS) d [WC] Ellie Blackford (GBR) 7-6(5) 4-6 [10-6]
Gaia Maduzzi (ITA) d  Maya Joint (AUS) 6-4 6-4
Boys’ qualifying singles, first round
 Pavle Marinkov (AUS) d Nicolas Oliveira (BRA) 6-4 7-5
Boys’ qualifying singles, final round
 Pavle Marinkov (AUS) v  Hoyoung Roh (KOR)
Girls’ qualifying singles, final round
 Roisin Gilheany (AUS) v  Shiho Tsujioka (JPN)
 Lily Fairclough (AUS) v Vendula Valdmannova (CZE)
Boys’ singles, first round
Hayden Jones (AUS) v Qualifier
Charlie Camus (AUS) v [WC] Viktor Frydrych (GBR)
Girls’ singles, first round
 Emerson Jones (AUS) v [WC] Given Roach (GBR)
Lily Taylor (AUS) v  Kaitlin Quevedo (USA)
[WC] Taylah Preston (AUS) v Theadora Rabman (USA)
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