Hindhead tennis ace Jodie Burrage achieved a lifelong dream by playing on Centre Court in the second round of Wimbledon.

Jodie, 24, achieved her first main-draw victory at Wimbledon in the first round, beating American Caty McNally 6-1, 6-3 and netting £55,000 for the win.

Her reward was her first Centre Court match in the second round against 11th seed Daria Kasatkina – although Jodie was beaten in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2.

Playing on the UK’s most famous court was a major milestone for Jodie, who grew up in Hindhead and received support from Sport Haslemere’s Create A Star scheme as a youngster.

Jodie’s mother Yvonne, who still lives in Hindhead, said: “It has been Jodie’s dream to play on Centre Court. We saw Andy Murray and asked him for advice on playing on Centre Court for the first time – although he admitted his first time was a while ago.

“Jodie was a little bit overawed at the start of the match, but next time she plays on Centre Court she will have this experience to look back on.”

Jodie’s first main-draw win at Wimbledon capped off an impressive grass court season, which included reaching the Nottingham Open final.

“Jodie has been playing really well and was hoping to get that first win at Wimbledon,” said Yvonne.

“Grass is her favourite surface, but when the draw was made we thought Caty was a tough draw.

“Jodie played really well, though, and deserved to win.”

Jodie’s attention is now turning to the hard court season – and if she is in the top 100 in the world in next Monday’s world rankings she will automatically qualify for this year’s US Open.

“At 24, Jodie is quite late to be breaking in the top 100 – but that’s probably because of all the injuries she has had,” said Yvonne. “Jodie has had to show tremendous resilience to keep coming back from injury.

“The tour is pretty much non-stop all year round now, with no off-season, apart from maybe a short break for Christmas.

“Christmas tends to be in Australia, leading in to the Australian Open in January.”

Despite her success, Jodie hasn’t forgotten her roots.

“Jodie went to Amesbury School and they were always incredibly supportive of her tennis,” said Yvonne. “The support Jodie received from Sport Haslemere was also invaluable.

“It’s not just the financial support – it’s also the fact other people believed in her.”

Sport Haslemere chairman Chris Grimes said: “Jodie showed international potential as a youngster and we’re absolutely delighted she has done so well – it’s a real feather in our cap.”