Lumsden so close but loses out in Wimbledon thriller

Maia Lumsden (pic by Tennis Scotland)
Maia Lumsden (pic by Tennis Scotland)

Lenzie's Maia Lumsden is out of the Wimbledon qualifying tournament - but only after an almighty battle against a player ranked over 500 places above her.

The 19-year-old took Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic, world ranked number 141, all the way before finally going down 10-8 in the deciding set of their first round thriller.

Lumsden, ranked 677 and a wildcard entry for the competition, took the opening set 6-4 against the 21-year-old Czech who has nine ITF singles titles to he name.

The Lenzie player, originally from Bearsden, had to the chance to take the match on a second set tiebreak.

But it was Krejcikova who won it to set up a deciding set which she won after a titanic struggle.