Chiswick Riverside tennis sensation Charlotte Navin-Weinstein admits she has to pinch herself in amazement when she thinks about following in Andy Murray’s footsteps by strutting her stuff at Wimbledon.
As the likes of Murray, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams show what they can do at this year’s Wimbledon, Navin-Weinstein (pictured) can rest safe in the knowledge that she too will soon follow suit.
The 13-year-old has long been known as one to watch for the future and was at it again as she claimed victory in the HSBC Road to Wimbledon South East Regional Qualifier at West Worthing Tennis and Squash Club.
Navin-Weinstein, who goes to St Paul’s Girls School, will now play in the HSBC Road to Wimbledon 14 & Under Challenge at the All England Club between August 10 and 15.
Murray made history at Wimbledon back in 2013 when he became the first British winner of the Grand Slam in 77 years, and Navin-Weinstein admits she cannot wait to grace the hallowed turf.
“I think it’s going to be amazing but quite nerve wracking to play at Wimbledon,” said Navin-Weinstein, who beat Essence Martins 6-2, 6-4 to book her spot.
“I’ll feel all professional. I’m excited though. I’m going to practice my movement on grass to get me ready for the tournament.
“I had a really good opponent in Essence who had a really good serve. But because I’m a lefty, my spin really helped on the grass. It could have been different had it been on the hard court. We’ve played each other a few times before and we see each other at tournaments. We have quite an equal record so I’m happy to take the win this time.”
The HSBC Road to Wimbledon National 14 & Under Challenge is the UK’s largest national junior grass court tournament and forms part of HSBC’s investment in the stars of the future.