Wimbledon hopeful Tara Moore in Twitter 'rant'

British Wimbledon hopeful Tara Moore has taken to Twitter to defend the fellow British wildcards Elena Baltacha and Anne Keothavong after their early exits.

Twitter users questioned whether the pair were "deserving"of their wildcard entries as well as their earnings from the tournament following their early exits.

In the self-confessed Twitter "rant" defending Baltacha and Keothavong - which has since been deleted - 20-year-old Moore said:

"People that are tweeting @ElenaBaltacha and @annekeothavong abuse don't see what they and all tennis players go through day in day out...

British Wimbledon hopeful Tara Moore encouraged Twitter critics to "try one week in our shoes" Credit: Press Association Images

"Try one week in our shoes and you'd see the effort we put into training and not just for the Wimbledon two weeks you guys seem to see..."

Excluding Andy Murray, yesterday proved a disappointing day for British hopefuls with Baltacha, Keothavong, Johanna Konta, Samantha Murray, James Ward and Kyle Edmund all exiting the competition, with Heather Watson also crashing out earlier this afternoon.

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