Wimbledon: Anna Brogan and Maia Lumsden defeat top seeds

By Amy MacbeathBBC Scotland Sport at Wimbledon
Anna Brogan relishes win over top seed

Glasgow teenagers Anna Brogan and Maia Lumsden are riding the crest of the Murray Mania wave after claiming major victories in the Wimbledon juniors.

Brogan swept aside Marketa Vondrousova, the top seed from the Czech Republic, 6-1 6-2.

And fellow 17-year-old Maia Lumsden followed that with a 7-5 6-3 win over third seed Dalma Galfi, from Hungary.

Brogan said: "I watched Andy practice this morning. He's incredible and a huge role model for sure."

Murray, the 2013 men's singles champion, later defeated Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 5-7 6-4 to book his place in the quarter-finals for an eighth year in a row.

Brogan and Lumsden were tipped by Andy's mother, Judy, back in 2013 to be the next stars of British tennis and the former was delighted with her victory over Vondrousova.

"It doesn't get much better than that to be honest," she told BBC Scotland. "I'm just so happy with how I played.

"I'm having a lot of fun, enjoying myself out there and felt really comfortable on the court. I just did my thing I guess."

Brogan next faces Ukraine's Katarina Zavatska and, while she had not even considered her second-round opponent yet, she was positive when asked if she could now win the tournament.

Maia Lumsden on her way to defeating the third seed at Wimbledon
Maia Lumsden was delighted at so many Scottish successes on Monday at Wimbledon

"Why not, yeah?" said the Newlands Tennis Club member. "I try my best and anything could happen."

Lumsden, of David Lloyd West End, was similarly elated after creating her own upset against Galfi.

The Scot will now face Tornado Black, of the United States, who came runner-up in the US Open in 2013 and who, along with youngster sister Hurricane Tyra, has been compared to the Williams sisters.

However, Lumsden is fairly confident she can reach the third round - as she did at Wimbledon last year.

"I've played her twice, we've won one and lost one each, so this is the decider and hopefully I'll get a win," she said.

Lumsden was hoping for a Monday clean sweep for Scotland, with Jamie Murray also involved in the men's doubles and Ayrshire's Ewan Moore in the boy's singles.

Moore was unable to cause another upset as he lost to sixth seed Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera, of Chile, 7-6 6-3.

However, Murray and Australian John Peers, who are the 13th seeds, defeated third seeds Jack Sock, of USA, and Vasek Pospisil, the Canadian who is brother Andy's next opponent in the singles, 6-3 7-6 6-7 3-6 8-6.

"They've been really great for Scottish sport and such an inspiration for us junior players to try and be like them," Lumsden said of the Murray brothers.

"And I've known Anna for a long time, we trained together when we were very young, so it's great we both beat seeds here today - on a Murray day."

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