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Old Jul 7th 2008, 7:22 am   #1
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Default New British Tennis Champ is also an Aussie!

Laura Robson, the 14-y-o British Wimbledon Champion, was born in Melbourne & lived there until age 6! Here's the news story:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...nd-chores.html

Good, innit? Now we can claim our share of the honour, too

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Old Jul 7th 2008, 10:53 am   #2
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Yeah, the aussie bullshit is certainiy rubbing off on u,,...
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Andrew Symonds is from Brum.

Can we claim him?
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Old Jul 7th 2008, 10:57 am   #4
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yes and she didn't touch a tennis racket till she was 7 !!!
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Default Re: New British Tennis Champ is also an Aussie!

As far as I was Aware she was born in Melbourne lived there for 6months then went to singapore till she was 6years old then over to England.
Hardly Australian!
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As far as I was Aware she was born in Melbourne lived there for 6months then went to singapore till she was 6years old then over to England.
Hardly Australian!
I was wondering how long it would take for the cynics to state that Australia is trying to 'claim' her. In truth I think it's just an media interest item -the most cynical aspect might be that Australia media is regarding her talent as being inspired here - especially as British tennis players tend to be ''crap''(!)

I was paying attention to the box, and she gave fairly short shrift even ridicule to the Australian angle. And it was not edited in favour...
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she is british she was born in aus like Nasar Hussain was born in India!

But it tunrs out she has 2 couisns who have represented Aus at senior levels in Hockey and kayaking!
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