A decade of hard work on the professional tour came to fruition for a tearful Elena Baltacha when she was told she was going to be an Olympian.
The 28-year-old's first-round Wimbledon win over Karin Knapp was cause for celebration enough without being told by national coach Judy Murray that she has been handed a wildcard place on the Great Britain team for this summer's Games.
The news caused the world number 101 to break down in floods of tears, barely an hour after she appeared to have broken down on court with a hip problem.
Baltacha's Olympic inclusion was known before she started her 4-6 6-4 6-0 win but her team kept it from her until the end and, after 11 Fed Cup and just as many Wimbledon appearances, she was understandably thrilled by the news.
"I was very emotional at the end, especially when I got told I had got the wildcard for the Olympics," she said.
"I didn't know until Judy told me at the end. If I had have known, I would have been all over the place and crying my eyes out."
As it was, the waterworks came anyway, but they were tears of joy, especially after an injury-ravaged build-up to Wimbledon.
A neck problem caused her to pull out of Eastbourne last week while she has also been suffering with an eye infection.
Her form has hardly been stellar either and, with the Olympics looming, the pressure was mounting.
"It's been on my mind the last few months," she said.
"I got Sam Stosur at Roland Garros and knew I would lose points and wouldn't have got in. I have played 11 years of Fed Cup and really wanted a spot to represent my country. I can't explain how amazing it feels.
"All my hard work, everything has been so worth it. I'm honoured and privileged to have been given this chance."
Baltacha went on to detail how, while celebrating her come-from-behind win over Knapp, Murray said to her: "I have more good news, you've got a spot at the Olympics."
A second-round meeting with defending champion Petra Kvitova comes first, though, but Baltacha added: "The last three weeks have been a complete and utter nightmare.
"But, everything I have been feeling in the last three weeks has all come out in those tears. I'm a very happy girl. I will always remember the moment I found out I was going to be an Olympian. You're talking about the elite people in sport in the whole world."