Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Broady Admits Pressure Got to Her in Defeat at Wimbledon

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Broady Admits Pressure Got to Her in Defeat at Wimbledon

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NAOMI Broady believes the pressure of playing in a home tournament as a wildcard may have affected her after she was beaten in the first round of Wimbledon.

The Stockport player lost 6-4 6-2 to Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu at the All England Club.

And Broady admits it is tough to be 100 per cent focused due to the surrounding circumstances of playing at Wimbledon.

"I think you sometimes feel a bit more rushed. You're not able to think maybe quite as clearly as you are in a normal match," she said.

"You have been given this great opportunity by the All England Club and you really want to show them you deserve to be here.

"I'm sure they know that I have done that, but it's still frustrating to not play my best.

"That's tennis though, you can't get subbed off when you're not having a good day. …

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