A FORMER Stroud High School pupil knocked out two tennis superstars at Wimbledon. 

Alicia Barnett from Painswick knocked out superstars Venus Williams and Jamie Murray in the mixed doubles on Sunday. 

Ms Barnett played with compatriot Jonny O'Mara in yesterday's marathon second-round encounter. 

Williams and Murray had five match points in an epic deciding tie-break but ended up losing it 18-16.

O’Mara and Barnett finally converted their fifth match point to seal a 3-6 6-4 7-6 (16) victory in two hours and 12 minutes.

Barnett is now through to the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles. 


The defeat means Scot Murray and American Williams did not manage to emulate siblings Andy and Serena, who reached the third round when they teamed up in 2019.

Williams, 42, had not played competitively since last August but requested a wild card to appear at the Championships for a 24th year.