5 things to know about Britain’s new Wimbledon star Katie Swan

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British teenager Katie Swan shocked world number 36 Irina-Camelia Begu to become the first home player into the second round at Wimbledon.

The 19-year-old from Bristol won 6-2 6-2 for her first victory at a grand slam event.

Here Press Association Sport looks at five things you may not know about Swan.

Early promise

Tennis – 2014 Wimbledon Championships – Day Nine – The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Katie Swan played the junior events at Wimbledon before turning professional (Anthony Devlin/PA)

High-profile backing

Swan first met her idol, Andy Murray, when she was 10 and nine years later she has signed for the two-time Wimbledon champion’s management company. The two regularly text and Swan says they chat about Love Island.

Paws for thought

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Katie Swan is a resident of Wichita in the United States (Andrew Parsons/PA)

Love game

730 days later ❤️

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Cashing in

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Wimbledon stars can cash in as the prize-money fund grows at the championships (John Stillwell/PA)

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