Baghdatis, Hingis amongst Wildcard recipients for Wimbledon

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Marcos Baghdatis Wimbledon


Several interesting competitors have received wildcard entires into the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, including Marcos Baghdatis and Martina Hingis.

After skipping the majority of the clay court season due to injuries, Baghdatis began his grass court season in Nottingham, where he would go on to win the Aegon Trophy title. He would lose that momentum in the second round at Queen’s Club, where he was forced to retire to Stan Wawrinka in the second round.

The former Swiss singles and doubles champion was granted a wild card by the All England Club on Wednesday for the women’s doubles tournament. Her partner is Russia’s Vera Zvonareva, a former doubles winner and singles runner-up.

In addition to her singles title in 1997, the 33-year-old Hingis is a two-time doubles winner at Wimbledon, with Helena Sukova in 1996 and Jana Novotna in 1998.

She last played at Wimbledon in 2007 but her last last doubles appearance at At the event dates back to 2000, when she went out in the second round.

Another late addition is Kyle Edmund, who is the lowest ranked Briton to make the cut at 297 in the world. He joins Daniel Cox, Daniel Evans, Daniel Smethurst and James Ward as wildcards in the men’s singles.

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