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Clare’s a perfect match for Wimbledon


SUE BARKER left big shoes to fill as the presenter of the BBC’s coverage of Wimbledon. She was a world-class player in the same era as John mcEnroe and martina Navratilov­a, which made their courtside chats all the more enjoyable.

The BBC’s leading tennis commentato­r Andrew Castle, also a former British No 1, would have been a good choice to take over. But with her all-round presenting experience, there was only ever going to be one person for the job: Clare Balding.

She has hosted the Wimbledon daily highlights show for years, is unflappabl­e, rarely says ‘umm’ and has a great sense of humour. DAVID PATRICK MooRe,

Beckenham, gtr London.

 ?? ?? Shoo-in for Sue: Clare Balding
Shoo-in for Sue: Clare Balding

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