Barty, Oudin Handed Wild Cards

  • Last Updated: June 18 2012, 11:42 BST

The final wild cards for Wimbledon have been announced.

Melanie Oudin: Rewarded for impressive Birmingham run

Reigning junior champion Ashleigh Barty has been handed one by the All England Club and so has American Melanie Oudin.

Australian Barty, just 16, won the girls' singles 12 months ago but until Sunday had not been given a wild card into the seniors' main draw.

A clinching factor appears to have been her success at the ITF event in Nottingham.

Former US Open quarter-finalist Oudin has rediscovered her form recently, earning herself a wild card to last month's French Open and this week reaching the final of the AEGON Classic in Birmingham. That final - against former world number one Jelena Jankovic - has been delayed until Monday due to bad weather in the Midlands.

The remaining invite to the ladies' singles has not actually been handed to anyone - it will instead go to the next player on Monday's updated ranking list not currently eligible.

The decisions mean that Briton Tara Moore, who beat world number 53 Iveta Benesova in Birmingham this week, must make do with a place in the qualifying draw.

Meanwhile, the final men's wild card has been awarded to Slovenia's Grega Zemlja, another player successful in Nottingham this week. He won the ATP's Challenger tournament there.