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    I never pay for beer in the British Empire either Flabby... it ended before i was toddling



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    apparently 77 years since the last british winner, and he bought it home on the 7th of the 7th of an unlucky year!

    Good for him regardless he so deserved it xx



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    Correction. Since the last MALE winner. Don't forget Virginia Wade



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    Quote Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
    Correction. Since the last MALE winner. Don't forget Virginia Wade
    And if we're being pernickety, don't forget Angela Mortimer (1961) whose opponent was another British woman, Christine Trueman, and Anne Jones in 1969.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flabbybody View Post
    I'm rooting for the little French girl in finals.... love the way she bounces around and swings her racket in the air between points. Her dad committed his whole life to her career even though he's no longer her coach.
    Marion Bartoli announced today that she's quitting competitive tennis.
    Bon Chance Marion. You're a great champion. I enjoyed watching you play at the highest level of the game



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    just kidding ! I totally fell for it.
    Marion is skipping the US Open and getting ready for 2014.

    http://www.theguardian.com/sport/201...ts-at-comeback



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    Thoughts and prayers with Marion as she fights a strange virus threatening her life.
    http://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/36735499



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    Quote Originally Posted by flabbybody View Post
    Thoughts and prayers with Marion as she fights a strange virus threatening her life.
    http://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/36735499
    A strange virus indeed, one that no other visitor to India has fallen victim to, even 'the doctors' don't know what it is, yet I doubt Marion was doing things or going places in India no other European has ever done or been to. I was delighted when she won the Wimbledon title in 2013, but it is also the case that she has had personal problems (don't we all?), a 'difficult dad' (like Steffi Graff), and was humiliated by a BBC commentator called John Inverdale who made disparaging remarks about her 'never going to be a looker' using Maria Sharapova as the benchmark of female desirability. It is also odd that she is now claiming this is a virus when in the 18 months after that Wimbledon she not only lost two and a half stone (35 pounds) but claimed it was due to a gluten-free diet, a new exercise regime, yoga and so on. While we do not know the whole of the truth, we can only hope that Marion finds a way back to becoming whole again.



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