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Let's reminisce over the buxom babes from blighty over the years



I'll go 1st, wasn't Lucie Ahl one of the best players ever

also missing Sam Smith, Helen Crook, Nicola Payne to name just 3

remeber when Sam made 4th round of Wimbledon?!

Or when Anabel Croft retired for no apparent reason other than the usual british "fear of success" (which i also have, it always leads to failure)
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Or when Anabel Croft retired for no apparent reason other than the usual british "fear of success" (which i also have, it always leads to failure)
Anabel was a looker. She sure had the twisted head band thing going in the 80s.

Chris Whiteside may want post about Ann Jones in here. She certainly qualified as--um--buxom. I draw the line at calling her a "babe" though.
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Here a link to a Cliff Richard page-there a tiny pic of Anabel with Virginia Wade on the top left.

http://www.cliffrichardtennis.org/la...ampton2003.htm
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Annabel Croft with twisted headband

From: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tv_a...es/3123738.stm
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Croftomania ensues:

http://www.interceptors-lair.com/htm...ss_tvguide.htm

(TV Guide magazine - July 22nd 1989)

"IT'S SUCH FUN!"

Says Annabel Croft of Interceptor - more helicopter high jinks for the former tennis star who's now a soaraway TV success. By Fiona Gibson

"IT'S SUCH FUN!" pipes a long limbed, wavy haired character fresh from the pages of Bunty. "There are two contestants who are blindfolded and dropped off by helicopter seven miles apart. They have to find keys to their backpacks. I'm in a very pretty location, like under a bridge with ducks, and, basically, I have to guide them to the keys and then to each other.

But," Annabel Croft beams, "the Interceptor [he of the chiselled jaw and leather attire] is flying around in this black helicopter and zaps the packs! The cameramen are great, always laughing and coming up to give you a big hug and say you're doing well. It's such fun to make," she says emphatically. "Like...like a mini Raiders Of The Lost Ark!!".

Interceptor comes from the same ITV production stable as Treasure Hunt, and the girl with the map ("I just kind of offer encouragement"), not quite a mini Harrison Ford, is the same awfully nice girl who gave up tennis.
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A more dignified pose:


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Chris Whiteside may want post about Ann Jones in here. She certainly qualified as--um--buxom. I draw the line at calling her a "babe" though.
Er, yes. I think it might be better to stick to her tennis prowess!
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Billie Jean said it's always best to make a buxom babe hit a backhand volley-as it forced the woman to go across her chest!
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Ooooo what a peachy thread. An Apple a Day keeps Annabel at Bay. Or something. Anyway I won junior Wimbledon.

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Do you add cream to your peaches Annabel-sorry-or is cream only reserved for srawberries?


Any thoughts of returning to the tour?
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Oh I loved 'The Interceptor' when it was on TV .

Definitely a wise career move for Annabel .

I like to see that she returned to her tennis roots and went back into commentating for eurosport in recent years .

Got to have respect for Ann Jones as well, everyone here talks about Virginia Wade winning Wimbledon but no one ever seems to talk about Ann achieving the same feat as well .
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Got to have respect for Ann Jones as well, everyone here talks about Virginia Wade winning Wimbledon but no one ever seems to talk about Ann achieving the same feat as well .
Pardon?!
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Do you add cream to your peaches Annabel-sorry-or is cream only reserved for srawberries?
Oh I never eat anything anymore to keep that svelt figure for Eurosport! I must sustain that 'Page 3 Girl' look, don't want Sam Smith stealing my glory hoho!

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Any thoughts of returning to the tour?
Oooo!! You'd be amazed how many times I get asked that! Like, thats the first time since I retired

Would I return to the tour? Well, seeing as I won junior Wimbledon then I think obviously I'd beat all the top girls, but it wouldn't be fair to them if I played again I'd dominate too much. Besides, I'm scared. Like, Serena and Lindsay hit the ball SO hard, it would so hurt with the ball hitting my botoxed nose
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I like to see that she returned to her tennis roots and went back into commentating for eurosport in recent years .
And my roots are looking great aren't they!? I do so have lovely hair.

What's tennis again???
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Anabel was a looker. She sure had the twisted head band thing going in the 80s.

Chris Whiteside may want post about Ann Jones in here. She certainly qualified as--um--buxom. I draw the line at calling her a "babe" though.
Oh I dunno, I caused quite a stir down the community centre the other day with my revealling cardigan. Had all the men clutching their pace makers I can tell you!
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