BBC Sport - Freya Christie makes Nottingham 'hometown debut'

Christie's Nottingham 'hometown debut'

Rising British tennis star Freya Christie's WTA main draw debut at the Nottingham Open will mix familiarity with the unknown.

The 18-year-old, who first started playing at the Nottingham Tennis Centre at the age of five, is in her first season as a professional and is appearing in the main draw for the first time.

"I am probably here more than at home," Christie told BBC East Midlands Today. "This is my training base when I am not travelling. It's amazing my first WTA main draw is at my home town."

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