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The Kent tennis stars competing at Wimbledon this year

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Kent is a hotspot for celebrities, from actors and singers to TV and radio personalities, the county is full of famous faces.

You’ve probably seen Kent stars gracing your TV screens most nights without even realising.

But our county has also produced its fair share of sporting legends, three of whom are taking part in Wimbledon this year.

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Sevenoaks’ Anton Matusevich and Hugo Coquelin, and Bromley’s Emma Raducanu have all been competing in the tennis tournament taking place between June 21 and July 12.

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Here’s what we know about them so far.

Anton Matusevich

Anton Matusevich, 20, is playing in the Men’s Doubles at Wimbledon this year.

The tennis star hails from Sevenoaks and attended The Judd School in Tonbridge.

He has been playing tennis since the age of four and has won many major competitions including the 2018 US Open Boys’ Doubles title and the Battle of the Brits Premier League Tennis men’s event in 2020.

Matusevich is currently studying an Economics and Statistics degree at University College London.

Emma Raducanu

Emma Raducanu was born in Toronto, Canada to a Romanian father and a Chinese mother, but she moved to London aged two and grew up in Bromley.

She started playing tennis at the age of five at the Bromley Tennis Academy and attended Newstead Wood School, a grammar school in Orpington.

The rising tennis star is the last British woman left in the singles draw at Wimbledon this year and has been tipped for a bright future.

Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) described her as “one of the brightest prospects in British tennis.”

She has won three singles titles on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Circuit and is currently awaiting her A-Level results.

Hugo Coquelin

15-year-old Hugo Coquelin from Sevenoaks qualified for the main draw of Junior Wimbledon at the All England Lawn Tennis Club this month.

Whilst his appearance at Wimbledon is yet to be confirmed, his U16 winner title at the LTA Junior National Championships could see him take part in the tournament.

The Sevenoaks school pupil has previously won the LTA British U12 National Tennis Championships (singles and doubles).

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