Ace news! Wimbledon wild cards for Laura Robson, Liam Broady, James Ward and fellow Brits

Laura Robson, Liam Broady and James Ward have all been given wild cards for this year’s Wimbledon Championships.

Broady, ranked 238th in the world, secured himself a spot in this year’s tournament when the wild cards were announced today.

Other Brits joining the 22-year-old in the men’s singles are Alex Ward (242) and James Ward (176).

The Czech Republic’s Radek Stepanek, ranked 128th in the world, has also won a place in the Grand Slam tournament.

The 37-year-old made headlines when he took Andy Murray to five sets in the French Open earlier this year.

The final wild card in the men’s singles is Germany’s Dustin Brown (116), with more still to be announced.

Brown, aged 31, will be expecting to make waves again after he beat Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the second round of the grass court tournament last year.

Wimbledon’s Robson, ranked 426th in the world, will be joined by fellow Brits Tara Moore (314) and Katie Swan (461) in the women’s singles when the tournament starts later this month.

Robson, aged 22, reached her career high of 27 in the world rankings in July 2013 and is now fully-fit after two injury-plagued seasons.

Slovakia’s Daniela Hantuchova (175) and Russia’s Marina Melnikova (248) will also feature in the main draw.

Seven out of the eight wildcards for the men’s doubles are British — Dan Evans and Lloyd Glasspool, Brydan Klein and Alex Ward and Ken Skupski and Neil Skupski.

Brit Jonathan Marray will play alongside Canada’s Adil Shamasdin.

The wildcards for the women’s doubles are: Ashleigh Barty (AUS) and Laura Robson (GBR), Naomi Broady (GBR) and Heather Watson (GBR) and Jocelyn Rae (GBR) and Anna Smith (GBR).

For the full list of wild cards click here.

Wimbledon runs from June 27-July 10.

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