Cavaday falls at final hurdle in qualifying

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Britain's Naomi Cavaday will be ruing missed chances after losing in the final round of Wimbledon qualifying yesterday. The 20-year-old from Kent was beaten 7-5 6-2 by Russia's Vesna Manasieva.

Cavaday, the only British player to make the final round, will now have to hope she is given a lucky loser spot. Among those who did make it were former semi-finalist Xavier Malisse, injury-plagued American Taylor Dent and Kazakhstan's Sesil Karatantcheva, who reached the second round in 2005 as a 15-year-old but was then banned for two years after failing a drugs test.

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