Britain wins Wimbledon

By SallyB2 Last edited 127 months ago
Britain wins Wimbledon

Er, so OK, perhaps that should read 'Briton wins Wimbledon'. But the fact is that after a summer of pretty dire sports news for the UK, we have our first British junior Wimbledon champion for 24 years. AND she’s from Wimbledon.

Laura Robson, at 14, is the youngest winner for 14 years, and her victory will surely fill diehard British tennis fans with hope for years to come. With even our Andy (Murray) still just 21, Londonist reckons that we can look forward to a new golden age of British tennis. (It would, of course, also be nice if we could bring back tennis with a bit of character, rather than homogenised ball bashing.)

The grown-up ladies’ title was taken by Venus Williams this afternoon after a less than exciting sibling knock about with her sister.

Anyway, we’re off to get our rackets out of the loft. Have a sporty one.

Piccie courtesy of blogee’s flickr stream under the Creative Commons Licence.

Last Updated 05 July 2008