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Sunday, 11 June, 2000, 17:42 GMT 18:42 UK
Christine Janes

Christine Janes
At the age of 11, Christine Janes (pictured before the 1961 Wimbledon ladies final) was already predicting that she would become a top tennis player.

True to her word, she reached her first Wimbledon semi-final just five years later.

As the renowned 'Miss Truman', she won the French Open Championship in 1959, and lost the 1961 Wimbledon ladies singles final to Angela Mortimer.

By 1969, she had also claimed the Italian and South African titles.

Married to former Wasps rugby player Gerry Janes, Christine retired as a singles player in 1975, and began broadcasting at Wimbledon the same year.

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