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Ryan Peniston wins on Wimbledon debut to take June earnings to £146,000 as he tops the UK lead on day two

RYAN Peniston’s dream summer put another smile on his bank manager’s face.

Essex boy Peniston has burst onto the scene with quarter-final runs in Queens and Eastbourne.

Ryan Peniston continued his winning streak to boost his bank balance once more

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Ryan Peniston continued his winning streak to boost his bank balance once moreCredit: PA
There were jubilant scenes on Court 12 as the Briton completed the landmark win

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There were jubilant scenes on Court 12 as the Briton completed the landmark winCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun

And the 26-year-old wildcard left-hander made a successful start to his Grand Slam career with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 against Henri Laaksonen of Switzerland in less than two hours.

That means Peniston has already made more than £146,000 this month ahead of his second-round match with Steve Johnson of the US, the beneficiary of Grigor Dimitrov’s retirement – including £78,000 for second-round entry.

Peniston got off to the perfect start on Court 12, breaking his opponent – with the help of a net – in the first game and sealing the opener in 38 minutes when his opponent missed a cross-country shot.

Like Britain’s world-135, Laaksonen was aiming for his first Wimbledon win after losing his only previous match on grass in 2017.

Despite offering more power than the Brit, Peniston’s ability to stay on point after point proved crucial.

Peniston helped himself from trouble in the sixth game of the second set, saving three break points and driving the momentum into the next when he capitalized on an opportunity when Laaksonen carelessly netted.

After surviving another break point to retain the initiative, Peniston sealed the set with his third set point as Laaksonen was wide from the baseline.

Peniston returned an early break in game three – the first time he’d lost his serve – but immediately regained the advantage when Laaksonen folded under pressure again.

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And when Laaksonen missed Peniston’s first match point, his roar of joy and adrenaline was applauded by the pitchside fans.

Katie Swan, the British No. 6, missed the chance to win only the second Grand Slam match of her career.

Wildcard Swan, 23, lost her footing in the first point of the game on the soggy turf but recovered from a breakdown to win the first set 6-4 against Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk.

But after losing serve in the ninth game of a tight second set, the Brit received medical attention to her badly strapped left thigh.

World No. 76 Kostyuk saw his chance and capitalized on it, breaking Swan’s serve in the opening game of the decider to win 4-6 6-4 6-4.

Katie Swan suffered a heartbreaking three-set loss on Court 18

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Katie Swan suffered a heartbreaking three-set loss on Court 18Credit: PA

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