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During the week ending the 16th August the HSBC Road to Wimbledon Championships for Under 14s took place at the All England Club. Jodie Lawrence-Taylor, who was seeded 2nd won all 3 of her matches in the group stage and her quarter and semi-final matches to take her into the final. Some members of RPRLTC including Nicky, Maura and Paul were privileged to see the final which lasted 2 and a half hours with the 1st set alone lasting 1 and a half. It was full of long, exciting rallies of high quality and was settled by a tie-break with Jodie losing in the end 7-6, 6-4 to a girl who has been experiencing a great run of recent form.

The next day she was up in Nottingham for the National Championships where she lost in the semi-final to the number 1 ranked U14 girl and tournament winner. Congratulations to Jodie on these tremendous and impressive performances.