Wimbledon 2013: British number seven
Samantha Murray makes an impression in first round defeat
Monday 24 June 2013
Samantha Murray's first taste of Wimbledon was a short and sharp one as she was sent packing in the first round by Camila Giorgi.
Murray, who is the British number seven and comes from Hale in Manchester, was not disgraced as she went down 6-3 6-4 to her Italian opponent, but ultimately did not have enough to make a major impression.
With a typically partisan support on Court 10, Murray actually out-served Giorgi on the aces front and hit as many winners as her, but too many unforced errors proved to be her undoing.
She dropped the first set in 35 minutes and was made to regret a missed break point, with Giorgi able to have the luxury of making slip-ups on key points.
Murray more than held her own at the start of the second set and forced Giorgi to hit long and wide on more than one occasion in a lengthy second game, but once she was broken again in the third there was no way back.
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