Myth dispelled: Groth denies move to switch allegiances (TF made news!)
Australian tennis player Jarmila Groth has dismissed rumours that she and her husband Sam are considering switching allegiances to Turkey.
The Groths have made their base at a tennis academy in Istanbul this year after taking up an offer to work with controversial coach Gavin Hopper.
A tennis internet chat forum
has been buzzing this week regarding reports out of Turkey that world No.107 Jarmila and world No.393 Sam were going to change citizenship.
Former Slovakian Jarmila Groth only became a fully-fledged Australian late last year following years of wrangling with immigration officials because she spends so much time out of the country each year on tour.
"That is the only truth to it, that we train there," she said after progressing to the third round of the French Open in Paris.
Wow there must be news hunters hanging around TF!
Last edited by Pseudosova; May 29th, 2010 at 09:31 AM.
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