Sue Barker- Former Female Tennis Player (In a Nutshell)
- Sue Barker was born in England on April 19th, 1956.
- Her highest ranking was World No. 3 on March 20th, 1977.
- She made the decision to retire from tennis in 1984.
- “For me, I still wish every day that I could play tennis again. It’s such an incredible, wonderful job to have.”- Sue Barker
- “It doesn’t worry me how I’m remembered.”- Sue Barker
Sue Barker- Former Female Tennis Player (Nitty Gritty)
- “I get very emotional when British players are playing.”- Sue Barker
- “I’d earned enough money, I had a flat at Wimbledon, I did some corporate things, but I was really unhappy. After being challenged all my life, suddenly there were no challenges any more.”- Sue Barker
- “I know what it is like to win and lose, and the last thing you want when you’ve lost is to have a microphone stuck under your nose.”- Sue Barker
Sue Barker- Former Female Tennis Player (What set her apart)
- “The majority of people don’t even realise I was a tennis player. The older you get, the less people remember what you did before.”- Sue Barker
- “Wimbledon is a special place for me in so many ways and I feel privileged to have been such a big part of it over the years.”- Sue Barker
Sue Barker- Former Female Tennis Player (Final Thoughts)
- “It has been an honour to present BBC ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ for the last 19 years and I have loved every minute of it. The BBC has asked me to stay but I had made the decision to downsize my commitments a while ago, and I knew that the time would be right after what was always set to be a magical 2012.”- Sue Barker