Royston's Georgina Stoop on verge of stunning Wimbledon upset

PUBLISHED: 10:29 23 June 2009 | UPDATED: 16:03 11 May 2010

Georgina Stoop

Georgina Stoop

ROYSTON tennis star Georgina Stoop is on the verge of a stunning upset in the first round at Wimbledon, tying overnight one set apiece with world number seven Vera Zvonareva. The British number five and world number 187 lost the first set against her Russ

ROYSTON tennis star Georgina Stoop is on the verge of a stunning upset in the first round at Wimbledon, tying overnight one set apiece with world number seven Vera Zvonareva.

The British number five and world number 187 lost the first set against her Russian opponent on a tie break 7-0 before taking the second set 6-4 on court number four before the game was stopped late in the evening.

The match resumes today on court 18 after the men's single tie between Chile's Fernando Gonzalez and Russia's Teimuraz Gabashvilli with Stoop on the verge of one of the biggest upset in recent memory if she can find it within herself to win the third and final set.

Stoop's ladies doubles partner, 15-year-old Laura Robson, lost her first round match 3-6 6-4 6-2 against Daniela Hantuchova.

Stoop and Robson are set to start together in the ladies doubles event later this week.

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