PFor the first time in 26 years, Wimbledon will have the presence of a Mexican tennis player, after the Mexican Fernanda Contreras defeated Timea Babos in the third qualifying round,
After achieving the victory, the Mexican could not contain the emotion. “I’m in shock, it’s pure happiness. It was a great match. I congratulate Timea, she has had a fantastic service, she is a great competitor. I congratulate her because she played very well,” Contreras Gómez told the official Wimbledon broadcast.
Being the second Grand Slam of Fernanda’s careerafter debuting in one of the four big tournaments a few weeks ago in Roland Garrosand I will do it on a surface I have never played on
“I traveled directly after Roland Garros and my coach told me that the grass is very different, be careful. I saw that I could not slide anything, quite the opposite of clay. I started to like it, it helps my serve and the chips. I like it and when you fall, you don’t cut yourself. It’s like a little pillow.”
Contreras Gmez is the first Mexican at Wimbledon since 1996, but she is not the first person in her family to play at the All England Club. His grandfather, Francisco Contreras, became a semifinalist in mixed doubles in 1958.which adds a touch of even greater emotion to Fernanda.
“As a child, at Christmas she would tell us stories about strawberries and cream, freshly cut grass, the stadium at Wimbledon, I remember I played the semi-finals. He told us that there is no way to describe it. I can finally experience this, it’s very exciting.”
On Friday morning, Wimbledon will unveil the draw and matchups for the first round, in which Fernanda Contreras will meet her opponent.