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Tattershall's tennis star Jade Windley fires past Gacon

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: June 28, 2012

Great display: Jade Windley

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Jade Windley's disappointment after missing out on Wimbledon this year has been tempered by two of the best victories of her career so far.

The Tattershall tennis professional missed much of the start of this season through injury, but was hoping to return to point-scoring, tournament tennis in time to earn a wild card for this year's All England Championships.

However, that was not to be and Windley will have to wait until 2013 for another crack at her Wimbledon singles dream.

Despite the disappointment, the 22-year-old is quietly confident about the second half of this season after two thrilling wins which defied her world ranking.

At Nottingham, Windley, ranked 501, beat Carolina Liskova, ranked 148, but exceeded even that a week later with a superb three-set win over world number 77 Stephanie Foretz Gacon.

"I would say that was the biggest win of my career so far," said Windley.

"It was an amazing comeback considering I was one set and 5-1 down.

"But I called my coach Guy Galpin down to the court and he just told me to play my own game and it worked.

"I started to hit the ball harder into areas, rather than going for lines and she couldn't cope with the extended points.

"She was in the main draw for Wimbledon, so she is right up there.

"It was a brilliant feeling."

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