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Last Updated: Tuesday, 21 June, 2005, 14:20 GMT 15:20 UK
Llewellyn plans pioneering role
Rebecca Llewellyn
Barry teenager Rebecca Llewellyn hopes her brief Wimbledon appearance will help boost tennis' profile in Wales.

The 19-year-old became the first Welsh player to compete in the singles at SW19 since Sarah Loosemore in 1992.

She crashed to an expected 6-0 6-1 loss to fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova, but hopes to have inspired others.

"It's a dream for any player to be at Wimbledon and I hope it encourages people back home, but it takes a lot of dedication," Llewellyn told BBC Sport.

"Just being here was a great achievement and it was great to play someone at Kuznetsova's level.

"My best shots really did nothing, she got to them and everything came back with interest.

"I was over the moon to win one game, and so, I think, were the crowd, my parents and my coach.

"I tried hard to get another but it just wasn't to be."




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