Former Tennis Star Sue Barker

Susan (Sue) Barker born in Paignton, Devon on the 19th of April, 1956 is a former tennis player and a present television presenter. The former professional tennis player started her career in 1973 and announced retirement from professional tennis in 1984. She is known for her victory at the French open in 1976 in the women‘s singles event ad touched the high point of No.3 in her career on the 20th of March, 1977. She won her initial single title of a top level in 1974 followed by three more titles in the next year. She won the German Open title in 1976. Barker holds 11 singles titles in her career with only one from the Grand Slam. She won the French Open single title in 1976, was the semi finalist in the Australian Open in 1975 and 1977 (Dec) along worth being the Semi Finalist in the Wimbledon in 1977. Barker was not very lucky with the US Opens as she managed to go as far as the 4th round in the championship in 1976.

Barker also bagged in 12 Women’s Doubles titles, she ended her career as No.16 in the singles rank after her final singles match in 1981 at Brighton International. Barker won her final Doubles title in the year 1982, her last professional play came in 1984, after which she announced retirement. After her retirement Barker joined the Australian Channel 7 In 1985 before joining BBC IN 1990. Barker is now a chief presenter with the BBC channel.

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