For once the sun was shining and the winds took a day off. The temperature climbed as did the crowd anticipation of a British player qualifying for Wimbledon next week. 

10 players remained. 7 women and 3 men.

Qualifying has no winner. From a total of 224 players fighting for a grand prize of a 1st round draw at the All England Club only 28 will make it through.

All 3rd round winners get into the main.

Sadly by the end of the day the mood was a dour as the overcast skies as no British player made in into the coveted 3 round.

On the men’s side Bogdanovic fought back from a 1 set deficit to lose 6-3 in the last set against Evgeny Korolev from Kazakhstan. Baker also put up a brave fight against Russian Igor Kunitsyn losing in 3 after taking a tight first set 7-5 in the tie break.

Remaining men’s player David Rice bowed to the 24 seeded Italian Flavio Cipolla in 2 straight sets.     

Only 2 women made it into the 2nd round.

Naomi Brody gave the 3rd seeded Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia a real fright losing narrowly in 2 closely fought tie-breaks.

373rd ranked Windley playing in her 1st Wimbledon qualifying event was soundly beaten 6-4, 6-1 by the 18th seed Kahzakstani Sesil Karatancheva.

And so ends another year. A year to build on for the ladies and a reminder to the men to work harder.

All eyes now turn to Andy Murray.

Happy Tennising