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Is Sue Barker that big of a star in the UK ?

She used to be a decent tennis player back in the 70s/80s. Won or was a finalist at FO. But ever since she's been a sports anchor for the BBC friends from the UK tell me she's kind of an icon in the UK ? Is that true?
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She used to be a decent tennis player back in the 70s/80s. Won or was a finalist at FO. But ever since she's been a sports anchor for the BBC friends from the UK tell me she's kind of an icon in the UK ? Is that true?
Well...she is quite popular as a sport commentator but as a tennis player not at all... She can be funny...I like her jokes on her own account when she tells about how she hardly won few games against some players that she has played in the past. Between the lines she tells how shi***y tennis player she was ....
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^^ yeah thats true. shes known for being a presenter first, then a tennis player

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Well...she is quite popular as a sport commentator but as a tennis player not at all... She can be funny...I like her jokes on her own account when she tells about how she hardly won few games against some players that she has played in the past. Between the lines she tells how shi***y tennis player she was ....
I think she is being rather modest. She made as high as 3 in the world, won a Slam, was a semifnalist in two others and won well over a dozen singles titles. I also think has victories over every major player she faced and can tell her grandkids toward the end of her career, she loss a tight match against a young Steffi Graf in her last Wimbledon.
She did have the height hinderance (she is only 5-3) but wasn't a bad mover on court.

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Love Sue icon indeed. She won the French too, so she's no slouch as a tennis player.

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They showed a tape of her winning the French a while back, can't remember what it was on, and she was absolutely mortified.

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Sue is a Wimbledon legend. And winning the French Open is a great accomplishment. Its before my time but she can't have been that bad a player surely?
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she has very successfuly branched from ex tennis player to very respected presenter. she present a sports quiz called (shit i cant remember the name lol) and has also branched out covering all sorts of sports such as horse racing, track and field and will be 1 of the main presenters of the olympics. shes sweet and very endearing and is now the sort of face of wimbledon. she has done very well for herself since she quit tennis and i think its all down to her being down to earth and very likeable!

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she present a sports quiz called (shit i cant remember the name lol)

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she's an exscellent interviwer, she speaks really well

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Re: Is Sue Barker that big of a star in the UK ?

She's a very good broadcaster/presenter and she is insanely likeable!

There's something quite sexy about her in a refined/homely/she's still got it kind of a way. I think there's something sexy about a woman with a really nice laugh and a good sense of humour.

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