New Malden tennis player Melanie South has been tipped by LTA Chief David Felgate as one of four young British women to look out for in 2005.
After decades of underachievement in the women's game, Felgate believes South and others will break into the world's top 300 before long as British standards improve.
South, 18, said "It was really pleasing to hear David say that. He has done a lot of good for British tennis, really pushed us on and made us more professional."
For a full interview with Melanie South see this week's Surrey Comet - out now.