Wimbledon qualifying: Gabi Taylor & Emily Webley-Smith progress

Gabi Taylor in qualifying action in Roehampton
The 5ft 4in Gabi Taylor says retired Belgian star Justine Henin is her idol

British teenager Gabi Taylor moved into the second round of Wimbledon qualifying with a 6-1 6-3 win over former world number 29 Sofia Arvidsson.

The 16-year-old from Southampton, who trains in Marbella, beat the Swede in less than an hour at Roehampton.

Emily Webley-Smith also progressed after opponent Beatriz Garcia Vidagany of Spain retired in the third set.

In the men's draw, Oli Golding lost to Switzerland's Marco Chiudinelli, while Brydan Klein also went out.

Golding, 20, who won the US Open junior title in 2011, suffered a 3-6 6-4 6-4 defeat by Switzerland's Marco Chiudinelli,

Klein, 24, was beaten 3-6 6-2 6-3 by ninth seed Denis Kudla.

Freya Christie, Lisa Whybourn, Jade Windley, Katie Boulter and Katy Dunne were also knocked out.

Christie lost to 17th-seeded Russian Alla Kudryavtseva 6-4 6-2 and Whybourn was beaten by sixth seed Danka Kovinic of Montenegro.

Dunne lost to former Wimbledon quarter-finalist Tamira Paszek of Austria 6-4 6-0.

Taylor, who plays Tereza Smitkova of the Czech Republic in the next round, told Wimbledon.com:external-link "I am feeling shaky now because I'm so happy, but when I stepped on court I had no nerves whatsoever.

"I quite like the grass. I think I've gained all my confidence now and I'm just going to go out tomorrow and play my tennis."

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