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1st Mexican woman at Wimbledon in 26 years on grandpa’s path


AP Tennis Writer

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Fernanda Contreras Gómez never had been to the All England Club until this weekend. She’s the first woman from Mexico since 1996 to hold a spot in the main-draw field at Wimbledon. Contreras Gomez felt as if she knew her way around the place rather well. That’s because the 24-year-old has been hearing tales of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament from her grandfather since she was a kid. Francisco “Pancho” Contreras Serrano reached the semifinals of mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 1958 and also played singles there. Contreras Gómez lost her first-round match Monday against 65th-ranked Magda Linette of Poland.

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