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Last Updated: Wednesday, 9 July, 2003, 09:23 GMT 10:23 UK
Funny old game

Wimbledon winner Roger Federer has been given an unusual homecoming gift to mark his achievement - a cow!

The Swiss star received the beast after accepting a standing ovation from a 6,000 crowd in Gstaad's Roy Emerson Arena.

Federer, 22, whose father, Robert, missed out on a trip to Wimbledon so he could feed his son's cat, was delighted with the latest addition to the menagerie.

"It is a great idea, very funny," he laughed.

Mind you, it's one thing milking the applause...

Good golly, it's Molly

Just as we were about to write off Britain's hopes of producing a female tennis champion, one has come out of nowhere.

Only problem is, she's 85 - and it's table tennis she has excelled in.

Molly Hawkins claimed gold in the over-85 women's tournament at the European Table Tennis Championships in Italy.

The former England international told the Gloucester Citizen: "This is really the icing on the cake of my career.

"Many people think it's funny that I am still playing international table tennis at the age of 85 but I shall go on as long as I can."

Molly's win was slightly soured by a few disputed calls in her semi-final victory over a German opponent.

"I couldn't argue because I couldn't understand any of them!" she confessed.

"There were hundreds of German supporters jeering and heckling - it was like a football match and my husband John got quite ratty about it."

We should all count our blessings there wasn't a streaker.

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