Earlier this week, Sue Barker, presenter of the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage, announced her decision to retire after this year’s tournament. Prompting emotional reactions from Martina Navratilova and Andy Murray on social media. She had taken up the role after a successful tennis career that saw her win the French Open title in 1976. Moreover, she is the last British woman to win the clay-court Grand Slam tournament. After 30 years of her role as a presenter, Barker has stepped down.
Martina Navratilova reacts on Twitter.
Murray also expressed his emotions.
Murray took to Instagram and posted a story saying, “Gutted with this news. Absolutely love Sue.”
Barker's retirement statement.
While announcing her retirement, said, “What a wonderful time I’ve had working on some of the biggest sporting events around the world. I will miss it terribly but after 30 years I feel the time is right for me. I’ve worked with the best of the best.”
Murray advances in Stuttgart.
Yesterday, Andy Murray had a convincing win over Alexander Bublik in the second round of the ATP BOSS Open in Stuttgart, Germany.