Mel South kept the British flag flying high at the Bank of England Sports Club as she progressed through to the second round of the Wimbledon qualifiers.
Wild card South has been in impressive form on the grass so far this season and that continued courtesy of a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Romanian Liana Ungar.
World number 293 South was giving away almost 100 places in the rankings to her opponent but made it through to the second round without any real dangers.
“My performances have been steadily improving recently and I love the grass,” said South. “There was a bit of pressure because it’s Wimbledon and it’s my home country.
“But I took my chances when they came and wasn’t broken on my serve which is great.
“I’ve said before that my ranking is lower than it should be but it’s up to me to prove that I can improve it.
“I’m grateful for the wildcard into here but I really shouldn’t be putting myself in a situation where they have to give me one.”
South will now face seventh seed Misaki Doi from Japan for a place in the final qualifying round.