WHILE all eyes will be on Sir Andy Murray to see whether he can successfully defend his Wimbledon crown, a tennis star from Basingstoke is looking for their own moment in the SW19 spotlight.

World number one Murray will once again spearhead the British charge when this year’s Championships get underway on Monday.

And one person who will be watching on closely will be 14-year-old Aisling McGrane, safe in the knowledge they have already secured her own spot at the world-famous venue.

The Bishop Challoner pupil triumphed at the last weekend’s HSBC Road to Wimbledon South West Regional Qualifier at East Gloucestershire Club with a 3-6 6-4 1-0 (12-10) win over Abbie Tyler.

She will now play in the National Finals of the HSBC Road to Wimbledon 14 and Under Challenge at the All England Club between August 14 and 19.

And with Murray aiming to win Wimbledon for the third time and equal fellow Brit Fed Perry’s record, McGrane, who trains at David Lloyd in Southampton, admits she can’t wait for his own chance to step on the famous grass courts.

“I had to save two match points and one was a net cord so it was a very tight match and I had my heart in my mouth so it feels really good to come through and get to Wimbledon,” she said.

Sherfield School pupils Daniel Prickett (12) and Aaron Dawson (12), were first round losses at the same event.

HSBC is the Official Banking Partner of The Championships and is committed to supporting grassroots tennis, helping to inspire the next generation of Wimbledon stars to take their tennis careers from the back garden to Centre Court through the HSBC Road to Wimbledon 14 and Under Challenge.