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.
Phil Neville and his fellow Match of the Day pundits given warning by the BBC after 'smash them' comment
Manchester United transfer news and rumours: David De Gea could leave for FREE; £38m for Marquinhos; £37m bid for Mats Hummels;
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United to make £37m Mats Hummels bid; Inter plan Yaya Toure move; Shola Ameobi joins Crystal Palace
Gabriel Paulista: Talented Brazilian could grow into world-class defender at Arsenal
Liverpool transfer news and rumours: Mario Balotelli's agent speaks as Brendan Rodgers swoops for German duo
- 3 Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia