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  Thursday, 16 November, 2000, 18:01 GMT
Sue Barker
Formerly Britain's number one tennis player and world number three, Sue started work as a sports broadcaster with Australia's Channel 7 in 1985.

She then joined BSkyB in 1990 and later moved to Sky Sports.

She made her BBC TV Sport debut co-presenting the evening programme from Wimbledon 93 with Harry Carpenter.

Since then she has collected a wealth of experience presenting world class competitions, including coverage of the Atlanta Olympics, the Winter Olympics in 1994 and 1998, the Commonwealth Games in 1994 and 1998, World and European Skating Championships, racing from Longchamps in October 1998 and major tennis tournaments.

At the Sydney Olympics she fronted the BBC's coverage along with Steve Rider, as she will be again doing for Sports Personality of the Year.

In addition to this Sue became the established host for Sunday Grandstand in 1994 and has worked on the BBC TV documentary Chalk Flew Up - a history of Wimbledon's Court number one which made its final appearance during Wimbledon 95.

Her credits also include hosting Sports Review of the Year and A Question of Sport.

In 1998 She won the TRIC award for sports presenter/reporter of the year.


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