Even Wimbledon Champs Have Homework!


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The last two weeks have been a dream come true for 14-year old tennis player Laura Robson. She only not became the youngest Wimbledon Junior Champion since Martina Hingis in 1994, but also the first Briton to win the title since Annabel Croft, in 1984.

She celebrated her victory in style, first by going to Pizza Hut with her family the night she won, and then by attending the Champions Ball on Sunday - decked out in a designer black dress and pink shoes!

However, now the party is over and it's back to normal life - that means doing her homework, preparing for GSCE's (University entrance exams) and yes - even cleaning her room!

Laura started showing interest in tennis at the age of 5, when she would join her mother for a game of doubles. Fortunately for her, by the time she turned six and a half, they moved to a house, which was within walking distance from the All-England Club (where Wimbledon is played).

Here Laura watched Martina Hingis - the youngest Wimbledon Juniors title winner practice and became a huge fan of hers. When Martina heard about this talented young girl, she invited her to train with her in Switzerland. According to Laura, this was the turning point in her life - she came back determined to become a champion.

Initially, she would get up at 6.00am in the morning to get in a practice before school started. However, as she became more serious, she started being home-schooled. Laura now spends half her day with schoolwork and the other half playing tennis.

Though Laura has become a celebrity in Britain, at home she is just a member of an accomplished family. Her mother was a professional basketball player and her brother is an amazing swimmer.

While Laura's mom is proud of her, she believes this is just the first step towards the ultimate goal - a victory in the Wimbledon Women's final. She also believes that Laura's life should continue as normal for now - which includes doing her chores at home!

Though Laura didn't get any prize money for winning the Junior title, it qualified her to get a wild card (automatic) entry to compete in the women's championships next year, which by itself will be an amazing experience - and ......... she may even win!

Sources: Telegraph.co.uk, DailyMail.co.uk

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  • pandanz
    pandanz6 months
    • bsc
      bscalmost 2 years
      She's awesome!
      • yerik.morales about 4 years
        this is amazing you are a master I
        • turtlenicole
          turtlenicolealmost 8 years
          Like this if you love swimming, figure skating, badmington, tennis, or soccer. Personally, I love them all! ...What do you think?
          • pickerr
            pickerrover 7 years
            thanks!! i love four of them, since I have not figure skated before. i bet it would be fun though. besides those, like this if you like baseball, running, and hockey!!
            • bibliophile
              bibliophilealmost 8 years
              Same I love them all too... but personally I like swimming a bit more than all of them... :-)
              • peacheslarue
                peacheslaruealmost 8 years
                I luv thos sports (ecxept badminton and tennis cuz ive never tried dem) And remember TAE KWON DO!!! HYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAA!!!
            • nikukyu
              nikukyualmost 8 years
              She is pretty. It's not fair to have homework:(
              • shivi483
                shivi483almost 8 years
                It is just part of life
                • peacheslarue
                  peacheslaruealmost 8 years
                  She is really pretty! But if she didnt do any homework and just played tennis all day she would become a social outcadst and not get into a good college or university!
              • nikukyu
                nikukyualmost 8 years
                I love badminton but there's no badminton club in our middle school. So, when I go there, I think I would try the tennis club cuz it's the closest thing to badminton.
                • analise
                  analisealmost 8 years
                  My school does!
                  • bibliophile
                    bibliophilealmost 8 years
                    Same my school does too; except we have to play badminton in PE for one of our unit... and there's a club...
                    • nikukyu
                      nikukyualmost 8 years
                      Lucky! Are you in it? Wait, let me guess.... I think you would be in.... The swimming team! Am I correct? I think you mentioned that on the 'champion at fourteen' article that you're nationally ranked at it! I wish you the best of luck!! I'm taking swimming lessons but I'm not very good at it. Or it's just that I don't find it fun:( I'm glad that you found the perfect sport for you, the way I found badminton!
                • imdabomb
                  imdabombover 9 years
                  Totally stinks
                  • aman99
                    aman99about 10 years
                    ha ha ha ha that must stink for her ha ha ha ha ha
                    • kover 11 years
                      • Mimialmost 12 years
                        First the worst, second the pest, third is the one with the tresure chest!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA knocked you guys off!