His Majesty King Felipe VI received the recent Wimbledon junior champion Ane Mintegi in audience this Thursday, who has been accompanied by her family, her representative Enric Molina, and by the president of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET), Miguel Díaz.
On July 11, the 17-year-old from Gipuzkoa became the first Spanish woman to win the junior women’s title at the dean world tennis tournament. She did it by beating the German Nastasja Mariana Schunk 2-6 6-4 6-1, in the final played on court number 1 of the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London.
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“It has been an honor that HM El Rey received me with my family, the president of the RFET Miguel Díaz and my agent Enric Molina. I have really enjoyed being able to talk with him and feel his support and interest in my career, and tennis in general. It has been a very relaxed and close talk that I will always remember “, Ane Mintegi has expressed that he has delivered a souvenir racket to His Majesty the King.
“This reception is important for the RFET”
For his part, the president of the RFET, Miguel Díaz, highlighted that: “For tennis and for the RFET this Royal reception, which we have been able to enjoy, has been very important. Having the support of King Felipe VI is an impulse that encourages us to continue working for our sport. It has been 45 minutes of a pleasant and relaxed chat, something we will always remember “.
The top leader of national tennis has concluded by adding that: “Enjoy the successes of our athletes, as has been this case with Ane, and also feeling the support of the Head of State, represents an important boost for our activity. We will never forget him”.