Stepanek, Brown get wild cards into main Wimbledon draw

LONDON (AP) Radek Stepanek and Dustin Brown have been granted wild cards into the main draw at Wimbledon.

The 37-year-old Stepanek, a Czech currently ranked No. 32, reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 2006.

Brown, a German currently ranked No. 87, was a qualifier last year when he stunned Rafael Nadal in the second round.

British players Liam Broady, Alex Ward and James Ward were also given wild card entries on Wednesday.

Among the women, wild cards went to Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia and Marina Melnikova of Russia

Hantuchova reached the quarterfinals in 2002 but hasn't gone past the second round the past four years and has fallen to No. 163 in the rankings.

British players Laura Robson, Tara Moore and Katie Swan also received wild cards.

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