After numerous rain delays New Zealand junior Emily Fanning has combined with Ukrainian Oleksandra Korashvilli to score a three set victory in the first round of the Junior Doubles at Wimbledon.
In her first Wimbledon Fanning, 17 who hails from Timaru teamed with Korashvilli for a 6-4 3-6 10-8 win over Aliasksandra Sasnovich(Belarus) and Donna Vekic(Croatia) in a match which was initially scheduled for the previous day and then was a leftover match to be allocated when a court became available. The contest finished with dull light close to 9pm London time.
They will take on the seventh seeded pair of Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) and Ana Konjuh (Croatia). Fanning lost to Bencic in the first round of singles.