Five GB tennis girls will be taking up university places as the 2002-03 academic year begins. Former British Number 1 Louise Latimer confirms her retirement by taking up a place at university of Brighton and reigning U18 junior champion Annabel Blow is off to Birmingham University to read Medicine... (the article goes on)
This is sad:sad: She was such a talented player:(
Have a great life Louise:)
Jun 5th, 2002, 07:18 PM
a big loss for British Tennis but she wasnt enjoying it. Im sure whatever she is doing know is right for her, and i wish she and her boyfriend all the luck in the world.
Louise did her piece to get Gb Woemns tennis noticed, only to fall short at the final hurdle.
Thankyou Louise, and feel free to come and play wimbledon pre-qualifying next week.
Jun 5th, 2002, 08:08 PM
Good luck in the rest of ur life!
Jun 5th, 2002, 08:33 PM
Shame she decided to call it quits but not a big surprise. She worked hard to come close to top 100 status, but after she tumbled in 2001, it was going to likely be a long road back to trying to reach that level again. Hope she is happy with her decision and enjoys her post-tennis endeavours. :)
Also read that Amanda Janes will be back and playing having finishing her education this year, hope she does well :)
Jun 5th, 2002, 09:05 PM
Good luck in life
Jun 5th, 2002, 09:55 PM
:sad: Aw, that's a shame!
Jun 5th, 2002, 10:08 PM
Medicine degree for Annabel Blow. Makes you think she hasn't got too much ambition for tennis as a career either. I believe, this is different from Alice Barnes who should improve as a player, by playing on the thriving US college tennis scene.
Who were the other players mentioned?
Jun 5th, 2002, 10:22 PM
Here's the full article bluepastures::D
03 June 2002
University Bound (and rebound) Brits
Five GB tennis girls will be taking up university places as the 2002-03 academic year begins. Former British Number 1 Louise Latimer confirms her retirement by taking up a place at university of Brighton and reigning U18 junior champion Annabel Blow is off to Birmingham University to read Medicine. Choosing the American option is Surrey's Cristelle Grier who will hope to make a big impact on college tennis in Evanston, a suburb of Chicago, at Northwestern University. While Surrey teammate Julia Smith will be wandering around the impressive campus at Duke University, North Carolina. Cambridgeshire's Alice Barnes goes further west out to Stanford and we hope that we will see all of these girls again once they have earned their degrees! On the bright side, all is not lost as we have two graduates coming back into the game. Namely, Sarah Borwell, who made an impressive mark on the NCAA rankings playing for Houston and Essex's Amanda Janes who has just finished at Cambridge. Both Amanda and Sarah will be beginning their campaigns at the grass court tournaments. Good luck to them all!
Jun 5th, 2002, 10:42 PM
Thanks for that kkfan, it's certainly good news that Borwell will be on the circuit. She could make a real impact, and she certainly impressed me in her brief visit here last summer.
I'd be surprised if Julia Smith ever returned to full-time tennis, though Grier probably will.