Result: Sara Errani exits Wimbledon

French youngster Caroline Garcia knocks Sara Errani out of the first round at Wimbledon.

Former French Open finalist Sara Errani has been knocked out of the first round of Wimbledon by Caroline Garcia, who recorded a 2-6 7-6(3) 7-5 victory in the English capital this afternoon.

France's Caroline Garcia celebrates winning her women's singles first round match against Italy's Sara Errani on day two of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 24, 2014© Getty Images

It appeared that Errani, who has never gone beyond round three at SW19, was going to ease through when she broke her 20-year-old opponent's serve on two separate occasions to claim the first set.

However, Garcia responded in the second set, which went into a tie-breaker. Following an even start, Garcia took control and won through 7-3, forcing a deciding set in the process.

There was very little to split the two players throughout the decisive rubber, but a late break saw the French right-hander advance into round two.

Caroline Garcia of France plays a forehand during her women's singles second round match against Laura Robson of Great Britain on Day Three of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2013
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