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Francesca Jones, from Leeds, was born with a congenital disease which means she only has three fingers and a thumb on each hand, three toes on one foot and four toes on the other, but she didn’t leave this will prevent it from developing. tennis career

Last updated: 01/13/21 10:23 am

Francesca Jones entered the ranked 241 match in women’s singles

Britain’s Francesca Jones qualified for the main draw of a Grand Slam for the first time after beating Lu Jia-jing in the final qualifying round for the Australian Open.

The 20-year-old Leeds player only won her first Slam qualifier on Monday, but has now reached her first major tournament with a confident 6-0 6-1 victory over Lu.

Jones broke with his first chance of the match, and continued in the same fashion before winning the first set without losing a match.

It was on her serve that Jones found dominance, winning 90% of the points when she landed her first serve, and Lu was unable to fight back.

Jones entered the match ranked 241 in the women’s singles and never competed in a Grand Slam with Lu placing 40 spots ahead of her and with much more experience.

The UK No.5’s progress is particularly impressive as she was born with a congenital disease which means she only has three fingers and a thumb on each hand, three toes on one foot and four toes on the other.

The youngster was the only one of the five British candidates to pass the first round of the qualifying events, which take place in Dubai and Doha to limit the number of players traveling to Australia.

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