Five British players have been handed Wimbledon wildcards
Last Updated: 17/06/15 11:15pm
Kyle Edmund, James Ward, Liam Broady, Naomi Broady and Johanna Konta have all been handed wildcards for Wimbledon.
However, 2008 girls champion, Laura Robson has missed out on the first-round picks as she continues her recovery from a persistent wrist injury which has kept her out of action for almost 18 months.
Robson, 21, could still receive a wildcard with organisers still able to select a further four ladies before the start of the tournament on Monday 29 June.
Liam Broady won the Boys' Doubles at Wimbledon in 2010 while Edmund, who reached the second round of the French Open before pulling out injured, is currently ranked a career high at 101 and will have high hopes of making progress. Ward is currently ranked British No 4 and lost out to Milos Raonic in the first round at Queen's Club earlier this week.
In the women's picks, Naomi Broady is ranked 208th in the world while Konta is 147th, and both were also given wildcards for the Aegon Classic in Birmingham. Estonia's Anett Kontaveit and Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko will join Broady and Konta in the main draw.
Final draw appearance
Lleyton Hewitt will be making his final main draw appearance at the All England Club after the 2002 champion was granted a wildcard.
The 34-year-old was crowned champion in 2002 after beating David Nalbandian in straight sets and is planning on retiring at the Australian Open next January.
A former World No 1, Hewitt has won just one match this year and has dropped to 117th in the rankings.
"Thx @Wimbledon for the Wildcard," Hewitt said on Twitter. "An honour to play 1 more time at such a great place! Great memories. #OneLastTime."
Other men who were given singles entries include grass-court specialist Nicolas Mahut of France who won his third career title last week at the Topshelf Open on grass.
The Frenchman is also famous for losing the longest match in tennis history in the first round of Wimbledon in 2010, an 11-hour, five-minute marathon that ended 70-68 in the fifth set against John Isner.
Wimbledon wildcards - men's singles: Liam Broady (GBR), Kyle Edmund (GBR), Lleyton Hewitt (AUS), Nicolas Mahut (FRA), James Ward (GBR), 3 TBA.
Wimbledon wildcards - women's singles: Naomi Broady (GBR), Johanna Konta (GBR), Anett Kontaveit (EST), Jelena Ostapenko (LAT), 4 TBA.