LONDON, Great Britain - A WTA Future Star is making her mark at Wimbledon.
Indonesia's Priska Nugroho advanced to her first career junior Grand Slam quarterfinal on Wednesday at the All-England Club, defeating rising 14-year-old Czech Linda Fruhvirtova, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Winner of the U-14 WTA Future Stars tournament at the WTA Finals in Singapore in 2017, Nugroho has come from a set down in all three of her matches so far in her Wimbledon debut.
Nugroho is also a member of the Grand Slam Development Fund Touring Team, sponsored by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), which selects talented players from developing tennis nations and sponsors their international travel to high-level competition.
"This is my first Wimbledon - it's been unbelievable," Nugroho said. "I played on grass, like, five years ago in Australia, once...I really like it. It suits my game type.
"There's not a lot of players from Indonesia that compete in these international tournaments. They are really supportive right now and looking forward to my matches, and I'm grateful for that."
Nugroho, who turned 16 in May, is looking to become the first player from Indonesia to win a junior girls' singles Grand Slam since Angelique Widjaja won two: the 2001 Wimbledon and 2002 French Open titles.
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Nugroho is one of four unseeded players to feature in the quarterfinals, joined by Daria Snigur, another rising talent out of Ukraine; France's Elsa Jacquemot, who upset No.5 seed Hurricane Tyra Black in the first round; and qualifier Polina Kudermetova, the younger sister of World No.59 Veronika Kudermetova.
Also in the quarterfinals are No.1 seeded American Emma Navarro and No.6 seed Natsumi Kawaguchi, who will face each other, No.4 seed Diane Parry of France, and No.10 seed Alexa Noel of the United States.
Amongst the remaining players, Parry made a splash in the women's draw at Roland Garros as she won a round in the women's singles as a wildcard, becoming the youngest woman to win a main draw match at the French Open this decade.
Annerly Poulos of Australia and Hong Yi Cody Wong of Hong Kong also represented the WTA Future Stars program in the girls' singles and doubles draws.
Poulos went out in the opening round, while Wong reached the third round of the singles tournament before losing to Parry.