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Sarah Beth Grey’s road to recovery almost complete as she sets her eyes on Wimbledon

Four months ago, Beth Grey’s entire tennis career was hanging in the balance because of a heart abnormality. Now the 26-year-old is just two matches away from a place at Wimbledon. 

Grey – who benefits from the NTC Pro Access programme – came through a marathon encounter in the first round of Wimbledon qualifying, edging out Australia’s Olivia Gadecki 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 [10-7]. 

For a player who has always prided herself on her physicality, the gruelling conditions and nearly three-hour encounter would usually have been the sort of environment in which she thrives, but Grey is still only a few months removed from wondering whether she might have to call time on her tennis days for good. 

A routine ECG test in February picked up an abnormal heart rhythm with potentially dangerous consequences, leaving Grey in limbo. 

She explained: “It’s amazing…

Read more at www.lta.org.uk

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