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Broady happy on green grass of home

One of the stars of British tennis is back home in Manchester to continue her preparations for Wimbledon.

Naomi Broady is currently ranked Britain's number three. She's the star attraction at the Aegon Manchester Trophy grass court tournament being staged at The Northern tennis club in Didsbury.

Chris Hall has been to meet her.


Bolton stages world tennis championships

Bolton Arena this week is hosting one of the biggest events for sports men and women with learning disabilities.

Para-athletes from across the globe are battling it out to be crowned the world's best tennis player.

Among the 28 competitors are two from the North West.

Chris Hall has been to see them in action.

Broady's Wimbledon adventure comes to an end

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Liam Broady's Wimbledon adventure is over for another year after the British hope was outgunned in straight sets by 16th seed David Goffin.

British tennis' soap opera family now has no representatives left in the main draw, Broady's 7-6 (7/3) 6-1 6-1 second-round defeat following sister Naomi's first-round exit.

World number 15 Goffin's superior craft and baseline acumen proved too much for Stockport's Broady, who was conceding 167 places in the rankings.


Liam Broady back in Wimbledon action

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Stockport tennis hopeful Liam Broady is in round two Wimbledon action today. The world 182 has been training hard for this years tournament - he'll take on Belgium's David Goffin at aroun 11.30 AM.

21-year-old Liam became the first Briton to reach the second round as well as the youngest British man to win a match at Wimbledon since 2008. Broady, came from two sets down to win a five-set thriller in his debut.

The player picked up £47,000 in prize money but faces a hefty fine after he was caught swearing on court.

Stockport duo given winnable first round matches at Wimbledon

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Stockport's Liam Broady has been drawn against world number 138 Marinko Matoseviic from Australia in the first round of Wimbledon which starts next week.

The 21-year-old was given a wildcard for the Championships but has a good record in the Juniors at Wimbledon, winning a Doubles title in 2010 and making the Boys' Singles Final in 2011.

If the Brit can make a strong run on home soil he could face French Open champion and fourth seed Stan Wawrinka in the Round of 16.

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In the Ladies' Singles Liam's sister Naomi Broady takes on Mariana Duque-Marino from Colombia.

She delivered her best performance in the Singles last year making the second round.

If she makes it through Broady could face women's fourth seed and former champion Maria Sharapova in the third round.

Liverpool tennis star leads Britain's push to be the best and defend World Team Cup.

Crosby's wheelchair tennis star Jamie Burdekin will lead Great Britain's squad as they look to defend their World Team Cup.

It's the equivalent of the Davis Cup and sees the top countries in the world battle it out to be the best.

He's been speaking to David Chisnall.

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