A STROUD school has congratulated a former student after her Wimbledon debut. 

Alicia Barnett, 28, - also known as Lissey - beat tennis superstars Venus Williams and Jamie Murray in the second round of the mixed doubles with her playing partner Jonny O'Mara on Sunday. 

The Painswick tennis player attended Stroud High School - here she is below after the SNJ wrote a story on Alicia Barnett after wininng the U18 Girls Doubles title at the AEGON British Junior National Championships held in Nottingham in 2012. 

Stroud News and Journal: DELIGHT: Alicia Barnett and Laura Eales

The current headteacher of Stroud High sent out a message of congratulations after the former pupil knocked out former world number one Williams and two-time doubles champion Murray on Sunday.

"What a formidable achievement,” said head Mark McShane.  

“We know what an inspiration she is to our current students.

“She has shown them what hard work, commitment and dedication can achieve."

Curriculum team leader from the PE department June Fletcher also shared her pride after Lissey's stunning performances. 

"What an absolute dream for her," she said. 

“We are so proud of her journey, always being committed to other activities as well as tennis, representing the school team at tennis even though she had huge commitments to Team Bath.

“Just so much commitment, dedication and determination - Stroud High could not be prouder."