PAINSWICK'S tennis ace Alicia Barnett beat a two time Wimbledon winner in an epic mixed doubles tie on Court One on Sunday night.

Former Stroud High School pupil Barnett along with playing partner Marcus Willis - best remembered for taking on Roger Federer in a singles match in 2016 at Wimbledon - produced a stunning hour of tennis as they beat Ivan Dodig and Chan Hao-ching in the second round of the mixed doubles. 

Dodig has won both the doubles and mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon as well as winning four titles at the French Open, two at the US Open and two at the Australian Open. 

His playing partner Hao-ching is also a double Wimbledon finalist. 

Barnett and Willis played some sublime tennis as they took the first set 6-3. 

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Due to the adverse weather conditions throughout the day, the match went to third set tie-break where Barnett and Willis would win 10-5 in front of the home crowd. 

Originally to take place on court three, Barnett and Willis found themselves on Court One with Andrew Castle commentating for the BBC. 

Throughout the encounter Barnett played some sublime volleys and winners with Willis notching up 12 aces. 

Playing with smiles on their faces and a lot of fun, the match was reminiscent of when Barnett beat former world number one Venus Williams and two-time doubles Wimbledon champion Jamie Murray in the second round of the mixed doubles alongside fellow Brit Jonny O’Mara

The British pair are due to play a round of 16 tie on Tuesday in the mixed doubles. 

This game came a few days after Barnett lost in straight sets in the women's doubles with partner Freya Christie against number one seeds Hsieh Su-wei and Elise Mertens.