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Wimbledon pays tribute to Baltacha with coin toss

Wimbledon will honour the late tennis player Elena Baltacha with a special coin toss ahead of the opening match between last year's runner-up, Sabine Lisicki, and Julia Glushko.

Ladies' Singles champion Marion Bartoli, who has recently retired, will be accompanied by a young player from the Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis for the special ceremony.

Great Britain's Elena Baltacha with the trophy after winning the AEGON Nottingham Challenge. Credit: PA

Nine-year-old Elle Robus-Miller is a player at the Ipswich-based academy which was set up by the late athlete to give children from all backgrounds the opportunity to play tennis.

Baltacha died from liver cancer aged 30, less than six months after marrying her former coach, Nino Severino, and weeks after retiring from tennis.

Her career saw her ranked as the British number one for 132 weeks, from December 2009 to June 2012, and saw her represent Great Britain for 11 years in the Fed Cup.

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