Rebecca Llewellyn has vowed to learn from her first round exit at Wimbledon and return next year a better player.
Llewellyn's Wimbledon has ended abruptly for another year
The 20-year-old from Barry lost 6-1 6-3 with Scotland's Karen Paterson against number two women's doubles seeds Cara Black and Rennae Stubbs on Thursday.
"I need to take stock of what I've learned this year - from practising with different players to the game itself," Llewellyn told BBC Sport.
"I'll hone in on what I need to do to improve and come back stronger."
Llewellyn, ranked 318 in the world, spends the majority of the tennis season competing in the satellite tournaments outside the main WTA tour.
She admits the rise in standard at tennis' most prestigious event took her by surprise.
"It was a shock," she said. "We lost the first games quite quickly, but when we were able to learn what they were doing, we got more into it.
"I held my first service game for our sole game in the first set and in the second set we managed to break them twice and managed to hold my serve again.
"If we are put into the environment more often then we'll get more used to it and our standard will rise hopefully."