University of Stirling graduate makes Wimbledon quarter-finals.

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25-year-old, Maia Lumsden, has made history alongside British counterpart, Naiktha Bains, to be the first all-British women’s doubles pair in the Wimbledon quarter-finals since 1983.

In an intense match against Slovakia’s Victoria Hruncakova and Tereza Mihalikova, the Brits sealed their victory with a 2-1 (6-3,6-7,6-3) win.

It took them two hours and 36 minutes to secure their win, which saw the Slovak pair give Lumsden and Bains a run for their money.

However it was Lumsden’s serve in the final set which seen the Brits clinch the well-deserved triumph.

The pair have led a successful campaign in the tournament, previously beating opponents from the USA, China, Poland and Kazakhstan in the last two rounds before securing their place in the quarter-finals.

Lumsden, 25, graduated from the University of Stirling last year with a degree in BA Sports Studies, after she returned to Scotland in 2016 after training abroad, the recommendation coming from Judy Murray herself.

She was diagnosed with long covid which halted her career for 18 months, leaving doubts for her future.

However she is now back and better than ever and the British duo are best friends both on and off the court.

Featured Image Credit: LTA Tennis

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