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Both her and Serena did a great job in the final, and then went on to win the ladies’ doubles, but did she get all the plaudits in the media? Nope, because unfortunately for her, the ladies’ singles title was won by a fourteen year old Brit called Laura Robson.

The back pages of today’s papers will be filled with news of Robson’s win, rather than the fact that Venus Williams won her fifth Wimbledon title. Something not many women have achieved in the game.

As per usual, the British media will make sure that Robson will never be more than a mediocre player when she gets older, by unduly pressurizing her, putting her on a pedestal, and touting her as the next great hope for British tennis.
Mark my words, in a few years time, she will be as average as Annabel Croft, the last Brit who won the girls’ title, proved to be. Harsh, but probably true.

Anyway, congrats to Venus, and Serena, on their wins, and long may it continue. Congrats to Laura too, and hopefully her parents can keep her from buying into her own hype.

Now, I just need Nadal to beat Federer, and Lewis Hamilton to win at Silverstone.

For any of you guys out there who watched the women’s final, did you notice that the crowd hardly clapped when Venus beat Bartoli? What was that about?

It’s all very well supporting the underdog, but what’s wrong with giving props to an unbelievable player, especially one who wasn’t expected to do anything this year?

This is why we Brits are so poor at every sport, our Support The Loser Attitude sucks great big hairy donkey balls.

Then again, there is the British obsession with blonde, lithe, ‘beautiful’ looking women tennis players. I still remember the poor response that Venus got when she played against Anna Kournikova all those years ago, Venus actually cried too.

The British crowd spent years supporting Anna based on her looks alone, even though it was quite obvious, that she was very average, as far as her tennis was concerned.

Come to think of it, neither Serena, or Venus get a good reception at the French Open either. The crowd over there don’t even pretend to be polite.

Hmmm…