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Young British tennis star Paul Jubb, born in Hull, given wildcard to compete at Wimbledon

Paul Jubb in action at Nottingham Tennis Centre last week Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire/PA Images

Teenager Paul Jubb will make his debut at Wimbledon after being awarded a wild card.

The 19-year-old from Hull shot to prominence last month when he became the first British winner of the National Collegiate Athletic Association men's singles title in America.

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Had he been American, the achievement would have earned him a wild card into the US Open, and Wimbledon have rewarded him with entry into the main draw.

Six British players in total have been given places in the main draw, with Jubb joined by Jay Clarke, James Ward, Heather Watson, Harriet Dart and Katie Swan.

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Wimbledon junior champion Iga Swiatek, from Poland, has also been awarded a wild card along with All England Club favourite Marcos Baghdatis.

Katie Boulter, who is continuing to recover from a back injury, is a noticeable absentee while Naiktha Bains and Katy Dunne, both in the world's top 250, have also missed out.

Paul Jubb in action during day four of the Nature Valley Open at Nottingham Tennis Centre. Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire/PA Images