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BOMBSHELL! Laura Robson held Australian citizeship until last February

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/n...months_ago.php

Tennis star Laura Robson got UK passport four months ago

The new hopeful for British tennis has only had a UK passport for four months, it emerged today.

Laura Robson, 14, who won the Wimbledon girls' title this year, played all her matches for her native Australia until February.

Laura, who now lives close to the All England Club in Wimbledon, came to this country at the age of six.

Her father, Andrew Robson, obtained his British passport in February, which enabled Laura to apply for UK citizenship.

Now both she had her dad hold dual British and Australian nationality, while her mother, Kathy, still travels using an Australian passport, the Mail on Sunday reported.

Left-handed Laura won the final of the girls' competition last weekend in a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 match.

She was instantly hailed a national hero as the first British winner of the title since Annabel Croft's victory 24 years ago.

She holds four other junior tennis titles as an Australian.

Laura is tipped to earn more than 10million from tennis and sportswear endorsements.

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wow I wonder if that effects any of her British fans.
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I already know that


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Yeah I remember Pat Cash claiming her as one of their own on the BBC during Wimbledon

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£10m! Is she single? that's a lot of clothes



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Known fact. She's been asked about it 100 times and she states she doesn't feel Australian at all.
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5 months ago Aussies have golden opportunity to acquire 15y young 25y old Anastasia Rodionova which is just perfect for national hero or role model and also supertalented Jarmila Gajdosova... so who realy cares about some 14 old brat?


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Tennis star Laura Robson got UK passport four months ago

The new hopeful for British tennis has only had a UK passport for four months, it emerged today.

Laura Robson, 14, who won the Wimbledon girls' title this year, played all her matches for her native Australia until February.

Laura, who now lives close to the All England Club in Wimbledon, came to this country at the age of six.

Her father, Andrew Robson, obtained his British passport in February, which enabled Laura to apply for UK citizenship.

Now both she had her dad hold dual British and Australian nationality, while her mother, Kathy, still travels using an Australian passport, the Mail on Sunday reported.

Left-handed Laura won the final of the girls' competition last weekend in a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 match.

She was instantly hailed a national hero as the first British winner of the title since Annabel Croft's victory 24 years ago.

She holds four other junior tennis titles as an Australian.

Laura is tipped to earn more than 10million from tennis and sportswear endorsements.
I thing they got that wrong. She represented Australia a long time ago. Every tournament I've seen her name in, she has had GBR next to her name.

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5 months ago Aussies have golden opportunity to acquire 15y young 25y old Anastasia Rodionova which is just perfect for national hero or role model and also supertalented Jarmila Gajdosova... so who realy cares about some 14 old brat?
I do. As do millions of people in England

That's the 1st post of yours I havent liked



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Why is she considered a "star" already?
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Why is she considered a "star" already?
Because English people have a habit of dressing up the slighest bit of telent. ONly way we have any hope



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She's been living in London since she was 6 - meh. Whatever. If she feels British, then fine.

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I do. As do millions of people in England

That's the 1st post of yours I havent liked
I just present in that post oppinion of Tennis Australia officials (and how they thinking) 5 months ago... not my personal oppinion.







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If she wins Grand Slam tournaments in the future , she is aussie for sure
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If she wins Grand Slam tournaments in the future , she is aussie for sure
Why? She can be whatever she wants to be. If she wants to be British, and is now a British citizen, then she is. I have the same as her - I'm Aussie, but I have dual citizenship, the same as her. I've lived in Australia my whole life, so I'm Aussie. She has been living in England most of her life. If she feels British, then she is.

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