Wimbledon 2015: Laura Robson waits, Lleyton Hewitt gets wildcard

Laura Robson
Laura Robson has not played since the 2014 Australia Open
Wimbledon 2015
Venue: All England Club Dates: 29 June to 12 July
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Britain's Laura Robson has not been included in the first set of wildcards for Wimbledon, but former champion Lleyton Hewitt has been given one.

Robson, 21, has not played for 17 months because of injury, but could return at Eastbourne this weekend.

Wimbledon organisers can still name a further four ladies' wildcards before the tournament starts on 29 June.

There are wildcards for Britons Liam Broady, Kyle Edmund, James Ward, Naomi Broady and Johanna Konta.

Robson has not played since last year's Australia Open because of a persistent wrist injury, which required surgery 14 months ago.

Lleyton Hewitt
Lleyton Hewitt received a presentation after his 16th and final appearance at Queen's Club this week

She decided not to take up a wildcard at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham this week, but can begin her grass-court campaign at this weekend's Aegon International.

Australian Hewitt, 34, the 2002 Wimbledon champion, will be making his 17th and final main draw appearance at the All England Club, ahead of his intended retirement next year.

France's Nicolas Mahut, whose first-round loss to John Isner at Wimbledon in 2010 was the longest ever professional tennis match, has also been handed a wildcard.

Bristol-born teenager Katie Swan, who made her WTA Tour debut this week at the age of 16, has been given a place in qualifying, alongside fellow Britons Amanda Carreras, Harriet Dart, Katy Dunne and Gabriella Taylor.

Three British men, Edward Corrie, Daniel Cox and Joshua Milton, have also been given wildcards for qualifying.

Analysis: BBC tennis correspondent Russell Fuller

"If Robson's return - pencilled in for this weekend's Eastbourne qualifying competition - goes to plan, then the former British number one can expect to receive one of the seven wildcards the All England Club still has up its sleeve for the men's and ladies' draw.

"Australian-born British player Brydan Klein, who has recently moved into the world's top 200, is also making a case for a wildcard, but the decision is no longer based on ranking alone. Instead, a player's attitude, professionalism, game development and recent form all carry a lot of weight."

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